As I hike up and down the trail along the ridges of Frahan, I meet woods, rocks and water. Here and there, through the trees, I catch a glimpse of the ever meandering river Semois. Later on my journey, a peaceful rocky outcrop offers the perfect viewpoint to admire the greenery, and enjoy the song of the gentle breeze in the leaves.
The Frôhan cowl is an ode to the tree-covered hill slopes, rocky outcrops and meanders of the river Semois near the Belgian village of Frahan in the Ardennes. The cowl features alternating playful meandering cables and bold chevron lace. Using a cozy Aran yarn, lace and cables will keep you entertained, and you’ll wrap your neck in stylish warmth in no time.
Frôhan is the name of the village of Frahan in Walloon. Frahan is nested in a beautiful meander of river Semois in Belgium, and is surrounded by woody hill flanks.
For best effect, use a round yarn with good stitch definition. Yarn weights ranging from Fingering to Aran would be suitable. As for colorways, I would recommend solid, semi-solid, or gradient yarns.
Do you like the Frôhan cowl? You might like those patterns too: The Arboricole cowl, and the Aquilō cowl. For endless fun with meandering cables and bold lace! Check them out!
Fonty Mongolia 5 (Aran; 100% Merino; 90 meters / 98 yards per 50 grams); 3 balls; sample uses 137 grams in color 031 (aqua).
5 mm (US size 8) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
17 stitches and 25 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
16 stitches and 27 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Meanders & Ridges, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.
Removable stitch markers: 1 in color A (beginning-of-round marker), 2 in color B (optional), 9 in color C (optional), 9 in color D (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).
One; easily customizable.
Circumference (c): 117 cm / 46 inches, height (h): 20 cm / 7.75 inches.
Basic stitches, increases, decreases, cable stitches. Relatively easy to memorize stitch pattern. Easy patterning on all rounds. Lace and cable patterning on odd rounds only. Working with a wide stitch repeat. Elastic BO.
Video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used.
This pattern is worked in the round. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches and techniques.
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.
Thank you note
I’d like to send a big thank you to my truly awesome test knitters on Ravelry: canopycraft, kallyknits. Thanks a lot for your time and dedication, for helping me make this pattern even better and for showing how the pattern would look like with different yarns!
Want to get a free cowl? Read on!
We all love knitting, right?! I certainly do! I’d like to gift you a cowl and doing so spread the love for knitting even more This gift is available to everyone.
Curious about which cowl that is? Head over to the Skeinwalker freebie page to find out!. Upon registering and confirming your email address, you will receive the link to download the pattern PDF, and you will get a free subscription to The Explorers Weekly newsletter, with tips, inspiration, updates on new pattern releases along with exclusive coupon codes for discounts that I don’t share anywhere else.