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Tytonidae cowl

from Shannon Squire Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Tytonidae cowl
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Yarn Overs
  • Decreasing
  • Short Rows
  • Grafting

Pattern Description:

For this first pattern from the Twisted Cowl Club, we are honoring the humble Barn Owl, of the family Tytonidae, scientific name Tyto Alba. Gorgeous in coloring and patterning with striped wings reminiscent of this pattern, the Barn Owl seemed a fitting mascot for the opening of the club. Once you get into the rhythm, you'll soar through this cowl.


20 sts = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch after washing. Note: For Louet Euroflax Sport, gauge before washing will be noticeably larger: closer to 18 sts = 4 inches/10 cm.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Height: 8.5" tall. Length: Make as long or short as you'd like! See notes for information about sizing. Versions shown here: Two repeats/One loop: 32" around. Three repeats/Two loops: 48" around. Five repeats/Three loops: 80" around.


  • US #5/3.75mm needle or size to get gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Crochet hook
  • Extra needle for provisional cast on
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

500 yards of DK weight

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I'm a rabid knitter, mother of two and all around crafty chica in Portland, Oregon. You can find me online at and

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