Textured lace cowl

Looking for a project that's short, satisfying and stylish? Meet Poza. Turn just one skein of yarn into a beautiful cowl with this pattern where chevrons meet smaller detailing throughout.

It’s long enough to drape in beautiful, soft folds or to pull up on the coldest days. The border stitch pattern looks much more elaborate than it is and the chevron shapes are echoed with sparsely dotted little Vs above the border. The cowl begins and ends with a twisted rib edging, not my favourite to work but absolutely worth the effort in a yarn like this.


Skills for knitting this project

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  • knitting, purling
  • casting on, binding off
  • working in the round
  • lace (using a chart or written directions)
  • cabling (using a chart or written directions)
  • k2tog decreases
  • ssk decreases


24 sts and 32 rnds = 4" / 10cm in st st in the round


Poza is a one-size accessory. Its tapered shape means it fits comfortably over the shoulders and tapers into the neck. The finished circumference at the top is 19” / 47.5cm while the finished circumference at the bottom is 32” / 80cm. The finished length is 16” / 42cm.



Shown in The Uncommon Thread Heavenly Fingering (70% baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere, 437 yds / 400m, 100g) in Ripe Plum and Nutcracker Shown in A Verb for Keeping Warm Floating (70% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere, 437 yds / 400m, 100g) in Red Pear

Needles and notions

US 5 / 3.75mm 24" / 60cm circular

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