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You can call me Kat. I lived and worked around the country, until happily settling in Portland, OR in 2009. My love of knitting blossomed back in 1998, adding to an ever-growing list of creative ...

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Quaking Aspen Cowl

from Katherine Leek knitting patterns
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Quaking Aspen Cowl
Quaking Aspen Cowl
Quaking Aspen Cowl
Quaking Aspen Cowl
Quaking Aspen Cowl
Quaking Aspen Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Lace knitting an intricate motif

Pattern Description:

Whenever I head up into the alpine, I scan the landscape for green and silver leaves, shimmering in the wind. And I strain my ears to pick out the soft rustling of nature's wind chimes. Like the aspen tree, this cowl has a simple beauty that's sure to make you smile every time you wear it.


22 stitches = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch. Measured after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Short [Medium, Long]. Approximately 8"/20 cm wide and 23"/58 cm [32"/81 cm, 50"/127 cm] circumference after blocking.


  • US #5/3.75 mm or size to get gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Shown in Knitted Wit Silky Merino (50% merino, 50% silk; 400 yards/366 meters per 4 ounce/113 gram skein)


Shown in Cedar (Short) and Golden Delicious (Long).