This textured cowl shows-off the colours in a favourite yarn. Choose a variegated or semi-solid, and watch the colours slipstream elegantly from one clue to the next.

The snug size is designed to sit beautifully over a sweater or inside a coat. It’ll keep out the draughts without being bulky.

You can enhance your project with optional beads. Choose a colour that picks-out your favourite tones in your yarn.

Worked in the round, this is an intermediate project. There is an easy rib start (sea green photos), or a fancy rib start (variegated photos)

50cm/20” around x 22cm/9” tall.
Easily adjustable.


  • 4ply/fingering weight wool (300m/330yds)
  • 2.75mm/US 2 and 3mm/US 2 1/2 needles for working in the round using your preferred method - either sets dpns, magic loop circulars with minimum 80cm/32” cable, or two sets each circulars with 60cm/24” cables.
  • Stitch markers
  • For optional beads: Size 6/0 beads. Standard size: 135 beads. Allow 220 beads if you think you might want a longer beaded section.
  • Crochet hook 1mm/US 12 or slightly smaller, to attach beads.

28 sts to 10cm/4” over stocking stitch (stockinette) using 3mm/ US 2 1/2 needles or size required to achieve tension.