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Shark Fin Cowl

from Acts of Knittery
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Shark Fin Cowl
Shark Fin Cowl
Shark Fin Cowl
Shark Fin Cowl
Shark Fin Cowl
Shark Fin Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • k2tog= knit two stitches together
  • yo= yarn over

Pattern Description:

This textured cowl features a repeating triangle pattern which resembles shark fins or sails.

The cowl is knit flat and will need to be sewn up with a tapestry needle in the final step using the Mattress technique.

This technique is explained in the pattern with diagrams.


20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished cowl measures approximately 26" around x 7" in height.


  • 150 yards of Worsted weight yarn
  • Size 8 knitting needles
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

150 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton