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Eileen Casey is a designer from Ireland now living in beautiful upstate NY - where thankfully there is plenty of sweater weather.

She has been knitting since she was 5, and couldn't imagine life ...

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Reticulate Scowl

from Eileen Casey Creations
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Reticulate Scowl
Reticulate Scowl
Reticulate Scowl
Reticulate Scowl
Reticulate Scowl
Reticulate Scowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Kitchener stitch in rib
  • I-cord
  • Making cables
  • Reading charts
  • Provisional cast on

Pattern Description:

It's not quite a scarf, and not quite a cowl... it's a scowl!

This scowl is both practical and stylish. The main part is worked in double rib, designed to be long enough to wrap around the neck twice. The ribbing progresses in two separate parts from the focal point - a beautiful, large cable, which keeps it all "fastened" around the neck. The cabled section then flows seamlessly into an unusual I-cord fringe.


16 sts/28 rows = 4" in double rib
Gauge is not critical

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Length each "wing": approximately 23 inches
  • Width: approximately 3.5 inches


  • Schulana Cortina [70% merino/30% polyamide; 55yds/50m per 1.75oz/50g skein]; colour: Watercress, 4 skeins
  • Pair US 11 (8 mm) needles

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch holders
  • row counter
  • stitch markers
  • waste yarn & crochet hook for cast on

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Schulana Cortina


12, Watercress

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