Eclectic Closet Litblog, Book Reviews & Knitting Designs

A litblog dedicated to book reviews/recommendations, as well as literary and publishing news. Now enhanced with knitting designs.

Twisted Circles Cowl


Twisted Circles Cowl

Alternating sections of dense cabled fabric and a stitch pattern reminiscent of op-art create an interesting knitting experience with Indigodragonfly Yarn’s wonderfully squishy MerGoat Worsted. The gently scalloped cable edging provides a beautiful frame to the face.

The cowl begins with a provisional cast on and is knit back and forth. The piece is finished by grafting the two ends together.

Twisted Circles Cowl, showing wide and narrow sections

Price: $5.00

Click here to: buy now. To check out, click here: show cart.

Prefer to purchase this pattern via Patternfish? Click here.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Cowl worn double wrapped around neck

Yarn: 540 yards/494 meters of a merino and cashmere blend worsted weight yarn that knits up to 4.5 sts/inch.

Shown In:
Indigodragonfly ‘MerGoat Worsted’, (180 yards/165 meters; 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein). 3 skeins in Is the Money Okay? Did they Hurt the Money? (Buffy)

Close-up showing cable detail

Needle: US #7/4.5 mm circular needle, 24”/61 cm or size to obtain gauge.

Finished Size (stretched and blocked):
42”/106.68 cm circumference by 14.5”/36.83 cm wide (Chart B sections) or 8.5”/21.59 cm wide (Chart D sections)

Twisted Circles Cowl

Other Possible Yarns:

  • The Plucky Knitter ‘Primo Worsted’, (200 yards/183 meters; 75% merino, 20% cashmere, 5% nylon; 3.70 oz/105 grams per skein).
  • madelinetosh ‘80/10/10 Worsted MCN’, (187 yards/171 meters; 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein).
  • Lana Gross ‘Pashmina’, (137 yards/125 meters; 78% merino, 22% cashmere; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein).
  • Tanis Fiber Arts ‘Orange Label Cashmere/Silk Worsted’, (205 yards/115 meters; 75% merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein).
  • Anzula ‘For Better or Worsted’, (200 yards/183 meters; 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein).
  • Fresh From the Cauldron ‘MCN Worsted’, (185 yards/169 meters; 80% merino, 10% merino, 10% nylon; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein).
  • Jen skating wearing Twisted Circles Cowl

    Other Tools:

  • Stitch markers (2)
  • Cable needle
  • Crochet hook and waste yarn for provisional cast on
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions)
  • Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
  • Tapestry needle
  • Additional knitting needle for grafting (a smaller size can be used)
  • Blocking wires and Tpins
  • Skills Required:

  • Provisional Cast On
  • Grafting/Kitchener Stitch
  • Working Cables
  • Following Charts
  • Blocking
  • Twisted Circles Cowl

    Pattern is 6 pages and includes both charted and written instructions.

    Photographer: Shawn Miller, Distractions in Focus
    Model: Jen
    Tech Editor: Jenn Wisbeck

    Hard (paper) copies of this pattern may be available from your local yarn shop. Please contact them for more details.

    Once payment has been received, you will receive a link to download a PDF of this pattern.

    posted under | 2 Comments »

    Subscribe to our mailing list

    * indicates required
    Email Preference *
    Email Format

    Visit my Ravelry Shop

    My Knitting Patterns

    Audrey II

    Angular Path Scarf

    Cartouche Stole

    Fossetta Cowl

    Fossetta Hat

    Sargaço Shawl

    Whitman Hat

    Every Which Way Cowl

    Every Which Way Hat

    Every Which Way Fingerless Mitts

    Gothic Forest Scarf

    Valencia Scarf

    Branching Path Cowl

    Flower Bell Stole

    Whitman Cowl

    New Tech Cowl

    Vieux Carré Stole

    Stacks Socks

    Anna Perenna Shawlette

    Taming of the Fox

    Don't Ask Y

    Cantilevering Leaves

    Amplification Stole

    Combs Cowl

    Mindfulness Cowl

    Tipsy Scarf

    Gridwork Scarf
    Ravelry Free Download