ABOUT THE PATTERN The Eugenie Cowl uses simple knits, yarn overs and decreases to evoke shark fins slicing through the water. Eugenie (pronounced You-Geen-ee) is offered in two sizes. Named Eugenie after Dr. Eugenie Clark – popularly known as The Shark Lady and an ichthyologist known for her research of sharks, being a pioneer in the use scuba diving for research and a strong proponent of marine conservation. Directions for both the Long and Short versions are fully written and charted as two separate patterns giving you two cowl patterns for the price of one! Both versions use the same lace in different weights of yarn – sport weight for the long version and worsted weight for the shorter more fitted version.
SIZES Short (Long)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Short Version: about 24” around by 9” tall [61 cm by 23 cm] Long Version: about 44” around by 6” tall [112 cm by 15 cm]
MATERIALS Yarn: Short Version: 180 yds [165 m] Worsted weight Short Version sample cowl knit in Plymouth Worsted Merino Superwash in the color 56 Aquamarine and used about 80 g or 175 yards. Long Version: 240 yds [220 m] Sport weight Long Version sample cowl knit in Knit Picks Shine Sport in the color Reef and used about 105 g or 230 yards. Needles: Short Version: Size US 7 [4.50 mm] 16” [40 cm] circular needle for Worsted weight Long Version: Size US 4 [3.50 mm] 24” [60 cm] circular needle for Sport weight (or size needed to get gauge) Other notions: stitch marker, tapestry needle
GAUGE Short Version Gauge: 18 sts and 24 Rows = 4" [10 cm] in Pattern after blocking Long Version Gauge: 22 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Pattern after blocking
- Cowl in 2 sizes
- CM and inches
- US Letter
Materials you need at home:
- Short Version: 180 yds [165 m] Worsted weight
- Long Version: 240 yds [220 m] Sport weight
- Short Version: Size US 7 [4.50 mm] 16” [40 cm] circular needle for Worsted weight
- Long Version: Size US 4 [3.50 mm] 24” [60 cm] circular needle for Sport weight
- stitch marker
- tapestry needle
Designs by Tamara Moots
Hi! I’m Tamara. I’m a knitwear designer. I’m also a mom, hiker, traveler, volunteer, reader, board game player and a national parks lover. And my hair changes color fairly often. I have more than 80 patterns available through Ravelry, LoveKnitting, Knit Picks, WEBS, Love of Knitting magazine, Knit Now magazine, Interweave Gifts magazine and others.
When I’m not designing or knitting, I raise two boys. We travel whenever we can manage it.