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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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Stratosphere Cowl

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

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • increase
  • decrease

Pattern Description:

The diagonal lines of this tubular cowl bring to mind Portland's driving rain. Rise above the clouds with this simple to knit and easy to wear cowl offered in two lengths and two weights of yarn.

For single loop (double loop):
Lace: 330 (800) yards / 300 (700) meters OR
Fingering: 385 (965) yards / 350 (880) meters

Double loop lace-weight version shown in Madelinetosh Prairie, colorway Nebula.
Single loop fingering-weight version shown in Twine. Soft Single, colorway Blue Like This.

16"/40 cm circular in the following size:
Lace: US #3/3.25mm OR
Fingering: US #4/3.5mm OR
Size you need to get gauge

Stitch marker, tapestry needle

After blocking:
Lace: 32 sts = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch OR
Fingering: 24 sts = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch
Gauge is not crucial for this pattern but it will affect finished measurements and yarn usage.

Approximate, after blocking
Width: 7"/18 cm
Circumference for single loop double loop: 22" 54" / 56cm 137cm

Advanced beginner (knitting in the round, basic lace, seaming)

This cowl is worked in the round to create a long tube of knitted fabric. The ends of the tube are ultimately sewn together to create the circle you actually put your head through. This means there is no wrong side.


24 sts = 4" in stockinette st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx. 22" around by 7" tall.


  • Size US 4 needle for knitting in the round (16" is recommended)

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch Marker

Suggested yarn:

385 yards of Fingering weight

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