Shamrock Cowl


This cosy heavily textured cowl is worked in the round from the bottom up. Designed with two sizes, you may either work a close fitting cowl perfect for staving off the winter chill, or a wider one that makes for a functional and cute accessory! As a bonus, the cowl is reversible and shown as knit on the first page of the pattern, with the cables more subtle, and “inside out” on the last with the knit columns popping – choose whichever side you prefer!

The cable pattern is written out and worked from a chart. If this is your first time working from a chart, we highly encourage you to try it out! Charts are a visual representation of your knitting, they help you “see” what you are doing, and are easy to follow once you get the hang of it!

Courtney Kelley
Kelbourne Woolens Lucky Tweed: pine 305, 1 skein.
1 patt repeat (28 sts) = 6” (15 cm) and 26 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in cable patt, after blocking.
1 – 24” (60 cm) US 9 (5.5 mm) circular.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
Darning needle, cable needle, stitch marker.
18 (30)” 45.5 (76) cm circumference and 8.5 (5.25)” 21.5 (13) cm height.
Working cables from written instructions or a chart.

  • For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our tips and tricks here.
  • For a tutorial on measuring gauge in cable pattern, visit our tips and tricks here.

Photography by Linette Kielinski

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