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Foliage Cowl

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This chunky cowl packs a big style punch with its rich texture and lace detail. Worn as a turtleneck up high or pulled low around your shoulders, this quick knit works up fast enough to make one for yourself and another for a friend. Show off your crafty style by adding your favorite beads.

Skill Level:  Easy
Required Skills: Provisional cast on, knit, purl, basic lace, Kitchener stitch.
One Size
Finished Measurements: 17"/43cm height measured from neck edge to points along lower edge, 29"/74cm circumference at neck edge, 49"/124cm circumference at lower edge.
Gauge: 9 sts and 13 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch on larger needles.Gauge is not critical for this project but a different gauge will affect yarn requirements and size of finished piece. Take time to check gauge.

  • Yarn: Bulky weight smooth yarn in a solid color; 275 yards / 251m. Model shown Anzula Buxom (80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon; 78 yds 100 g), 4 skeins, color Alice.
  • Needles: US 13 / 9mm 24" circular; US 9/5.5mm 24" circular. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
  • Crochet hook size K / 6.5mm for provisional cast on
  • 10 yards of scrap yarn in same thickness as project yarn
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
Notes: This cowl project is worked in a long strip starting with a provisional cast on. The ends are grafted together to form a cowl. If you wish to make a larger cowl, work more pattern repeats.

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