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Hi! I'm Mary Ann Stephens, owner of Kidsknits.com, an online yarn shop specializing in Norwegian and Fair Isle knitting. I do a fair amount of designing and teaching. As I've gotten older, I've had ...

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Riverside Cowl

from Mary Ann Stephens Knits
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic knowledge of circular fair isle knitting and chart reading required

Pattern Description:

A striking design with undulating curves, swirls and foliage framed by a crisp, border. Alpaca makes it deliciously warm and soft; the solid-colored lining gives the alpaca just the right amount of body for a functional fit with soft, flattering drape.

As always, all knitters are welcomed to contact the designer with any questions. Happy knitting!


28 stitches and 31 rows = 4" / 10cm in stranded stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished measurements: circumference = 211/4" / 54 cm; height = 61/4"/ 16 cm. Reversible to a solid-colored lining.


  • A total of four 50g balls of Dale of Norway Royal Alpakka 100% alpaca wool yarn: Sample colors = 2 balls in lavender blue 5236, 1 ball in off-white 0010 and 1 ball in cobalt navy 5563.
  • This yarn is available through the designer's website.

You Will Also Need:

  • US #2 / 2.75 for main portion, US #1 / 2.50 for lining, US #0 / 2.00 for trim.

Suggested yarn:

145 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Dale of Norway Royal Alpakka


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