What starts as a top-down triangular shawl doesn’t always have to end up being triangular, nor a shawl. This pattern turns it into a cowl!

Starting with an i-cord tab cast on, knit a stripy top-down shawl until the wingspan is as long as the circumference of the cowl. Then connect the wings of your shawl and turn it into a cowl. And i-cord bind off mirrors the edge of the triangular shawl section and gives the cowl a finished look.
Chose 2 or 3 high contrast colors for a graphic look or colors with the same intensity for a softer look (you could pair a variegated with a matching semi-solid colorway).



Yarn: 2 (or 3) colors of fingering weight yarn

2-Color Version:

  • Color A: 340 m / 372 yards
  • Color B: 160 m / 175 yards
  • Total: 500 m / 547 yards

3-Color Version:

  • Color A: 160 m / 175 yards
  • Color B: 160 m / 175 yards
  • Color C: 180 m / 197 yards
  • Total: 500 m / 547 yards

Needle Size: US 6/4.0 mm circular needles

Gauge: 20 sts/38 rows = 10 cm/4″ in garter stitch – although gauge is not critical, it will influence the size of your finished cowl!

Measurements: 130 cm / 51“ circumference, 40 cm / 15.75” height (at center of triangle)

Shown in:
2-color version: Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Sage (A) and Stone (B)
3-Color Version: Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Cinder (A) and Graphite (B) and Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Fathom (C)

Language: English & German


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