Double layer colourwork cowl

Knit a cosy double layered cowl with the Crassula cowl pattern and practise your stranded colourwork skills. Crassula knits up quickly and features a fun stitch pattern that blends traditional fair isle patterns into a modern gradient.

The simple, geometric pattern is easy to follow and perfect for colourwork beginners, while the shifts in pattern across the length of the cowl will hold the interest of more experienced knitters. The cowl is gently shaped to sit snugly around your neck and flare out around your shoulders. Before and after the stranded colourwork you’ll work a section of plain stockinette, beginning with a provisional cast on. When the knitting is complete the provisional cast on is removed and the two ends are joined together with a three-needle bind off, using a neat trick to turn the join to the inside — don’t worry there’s a video!



22 sts and 28 rnds = 4” / 10cm in colourwork


1 size available.

Finished circumference at top: 25 1/2” / 65cm
Finished circumference at bottom: 321/2“ / 82cm
Finished length: 10” /25cm



DK weight yarn wool yarn. Shown in Ysolda Moss DK (75% Blue Faced Leicester, 25% Mid Brown Masham, 262 yds / 240m, 100g)

Needles and notions

Needle A: US 7 / 4.5mm 24” / 60cm circular needle Needle B: US 6 / 4mm 24” / 60cm circular needle

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