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Auckland, New Zealand.

I love designing knitwear for babies and older kids too, I'm inspired by the world around me, whether it's the green bush covered hills where I live, or the bright city lights and sparkling harbor. I ...

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Urban decay cowl

from Just Jussi
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Urban decay cowl
Urban decay cowl
Urban decay cowl
Urban decay cowl
Urban decay cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • cast on and off (bind off)
  • work in the round
  • cable

Pattern Description:

Urban Decay? sounds pretty bad...but it's not.

To me the moss stitch border looked like foundation stones from an old building, and the way that the fine yarn sections cause the heavy cable sections to collapse made me think of buildings falling into ruins.

But in the case of this cowl the collapse causes cosy, warm layers. The firmness of the cabled aran ameliorated by the gossamer fine but strong mohair.

This cowl is a quick easy knit which will be a funky addition to your winter wardrobe.


14 sts x 18 rows over stocking stitch (stockinette) using larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult - 38 cm / 15" long by 58 cm / 23" in circumference (approximate - see tips)


  • 5 mm (US 8) circular 50 cm / 20"
  • 6 mm (US 10) circular 50 cm / 20"
  • I used Filatura di Crosa Charly, an aran weight wool yarn. 50g / 1.76 oz = 65 metres / 71 yards for the main yarn (MY)
  • MY: 130 metres / 142 yards
  • I used Kidsilk Haze, a laceweight mohair and silk blend. 50g / 1.76 oz = 209 metres / 229 yards for the contrast yarn (CY)
  • CY: approximately 25 metres / 26 yards

You Will Also Need:

  • cable needle
  • darning needle
  • one stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

142 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Filatura di Crosa Charly