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Rowan Cowl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Rowan Cowl
Rowan Cowl
Rowan Cowl
Rowan Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cabling
  • knitting/purling through back of loop
  • single and double increases/decreases, some of them unusual, but explained in the pattern

Pattern Description:

A thick and warm cowl that can be adjusted to any size. The stitch pattern is reminiscent of the distinct pinnate leaves of the Rowan tree. Rowan trees display the most vibrant autumn colours, and the name Rowan is thought to come from the proto-Germanic word 'raudnian', which means "getting red". What better name for a cowl that will keep you warm on those chilly autumn days!


16 sts , 21 rows = 10x10 cm / 4x4" in stocking stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's Medium - Finished size 16.5 x 59 cm / 6 1/2 x 23 1/4"


  • 80g (140 m / 155 yards) worsted or aran weight yarn
  • 5mm / US 8 needles, or size to obtain tension

You Will Also Need:

  • 5 buttons of about 2cm / 3/4" diameter

Suggested yarn:

140 meters of Worsted weight

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I just love knitting gloves: once you get to the fingers there are so few stitches per round, that another finger is finished in what seems no time at all - giving you a constant sense of ...

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