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Kira K Designs is a line of original knitting and crochet patterns with a streamlined and eminently wearable aesthetic. Research on historical clothing, which Kira did during her former career as a ...

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Switchback Cowl

from Kira K Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Switchback Cowl
Switchback Cowl
Switchback Cowl
Switchback Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit
  • yarn-over
  • decrease
  • work in the round

Pattern Description:

Sinuous curves of lace wind their way through this lovely cowl, reminiscent of the way narrow roads zigzag up steep slopes. It's small enough to tuck into your purse in anticipation of a cold day, but generous enough to keep your neck cozy and warm. This is the perfect project for a luxuriously soft yarn.


4" = 18.5 sts and 19 rounds in Travelling Vine Stitch, blocked
Note: yarns shown usually knit at 21-23 sts to 4" in Stocking Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference: 24"
  • Length: 15"


  • 250 yards DK weight yarn
  • US 6 (4mm) 16-24" circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • stitch marker
  • yarn needle