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Little Fir Cones Cowl

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A frothy lightweight cowl worked in luxurious laceweight wool, just perfect for spring layering.
Worked from the bottom up and in the round, gradually reducing needle sizes creates a subtle cone shaped cowl that drapes beautifully around neck and shoulders.
Instructions for two sizes included in the pattern – a wider cowl for voluptuous draping and a smaller circumference for petite shoulders or a those who prefer a closer fit.

Skills Required
  •  knitting in the round
  • stitches used - knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, yo, central double decrease (instructions included!)
1 (2)
Bottom circumference 83.5 (115)cm/33.5 (46)”; top circumference 57 (80)cm/22.5 (31.5)”; height 50cm/25”

Recommend Yarn
Blacker Yarns Blue-faced Leicester Lace weight 2ply (284m/310yds per 50g skein); 2 skeins.

Sample shown uses colourway Shoal and is knit in the larger size

Yarn requirements
Approx. 415 (485)m/453(530)yds lace weight/2ply yarn.

Yarn substitution
Any lace weight yarn would work well - wool or alpaca yarns would create a warmer cowl for transitional seasons; cotton or silk lace yarns would be perfect for summer evenings.

20.5sts x 23rows = 10cm over lace pattern on largest needles.
A note on gauge – gauge is not essential but be aware that it will affect the final measurements AND the amount of yarn used

Needles & Notions
  • 4.5mm 60 (80)cm circular needle (or size needed to get gauge)
  • 4mm 60 (80)cm circular needle (or one size down from gauge needle)
  • 3.5mm 50 (80)cm circular needle (or two/three sizes down from gauge needle)
  • one stitch marker to show beginning of round
Interchangeable needle tips would be very useful for this project – you would only need to change the needle tips instead of knitting onto a new cable.


In an effort to make my patterns more accessible to all, a large print version of the pattern is included as a seperate download.

  •  Print size 24pt
  •  Font: Candara. Col. Black
  •  no italics
  •  pattern fully written not charted

I am trying a new Pay What You Can Afford model. The price shown reflects the true value and best represents the amount of work it takes to produce the pattern from start to finish. This price supports me and my work and allows me to continue to create beautiful patterns for you to knit! To purchase the pattern at a price more accessible to you please use the codes below at checkout. The prices shown are what you will pay (plus any VAT that may be applicable in your area) 
PWYCA1 £2.40 (40% disc) PWYCA2 £3.20(20% disc)

You will get the following files:
  • PDF (6MB)
  • PDF (562KB)



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