First Beach cowl - hand knitting pattern

This cozy cowl comes in two depths and is designed to maximize the yardage of the main colourway. The shallow cowl looks great around the neck, but it can also be pulled down around the shoulders. The deep cowl is long enough to really bunch up and provide warmth on frigid winter days. They both can also be pulled up and worn like a hood. Both versions have two simple lace patterns and are worked in the round.

Skills required: basic knitting skills, knitting in the round, knitting with Magic Loop/two circular needles/one circular needle (your choice), yarn overs, k2tog/ssk decs, working from simple lace chart or written instructions

Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rounds = 4" (10 cm) over either lace pattern using 5 mm (US 8) needle

Finished Measurements Shallow: 14 1⁄2" (37 cm) x 29 1⁄4" (74.5 cm) circumference Deep: 23" (58.5 cm) x 29 1⁄4" (74.5 cm) circumference


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • 2 sizes Shallow & Deep
  • Advanced beginner skill level

Materials you need at home:

  • SweetGeorgia Yarns Trinity Worsted; 200 yd (182 m) per 4 oz (115 g) skein; 70% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Cashmere, 10% Silk
  • 1 (2) skeins MC
  • 1 skein CC
  • 5 mm (US 8) circular needle, 24" (60 cm) long
  • 1 stitch marker
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Holli Yeoh

A Holli Yeoh pattern is sure to offer something to learn, as well as a casually elegant aesthetic. Interesting techniques and clear instructions—developed from years of teaching and pattern writing experience—ensure a rewarding knit with beautiful results. Her work has appeared in industry leading publications including Vogue Knitting, Interweave Press, and Amirisu, as well as in her website (holli and in her book Tempest, published in collaboration with SweetGeorgia Yarns.

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