Aster Cowl by Cathliin

Aster Cowl

November 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch, knitted flat with wooden needles; measured after wet blocking
US 10 - 6.0 mm
2.75 mm (C)
569 - 580 yards (520 - 530 m)
please see the notes below
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The Aster Cowl is exactly like aster flowers- easy to care for, undemanding and needing only sunny location; it is very easy to knit and the pattern belongs to the no-need-to-look-at-while-knitting group of patterns.

This cowl is good to use in a period from early autumn to late spring, when there is not so much heat but also the temperature is not too low. With the soft cord, it is possible to either tighten the top part so the cowl covers your neck and keeps it warm or to loosen the cowl and make it become a unique accessory to match both elegant and casual style.

The dark pinkish colour and medium-size beads hidden in between the yarn add to the girlishness of the cowl. Hopefully you feel beautiful when wearing it!

amount of materials needed
520- 530 m/ 570- 580 yd.

sample info
The pattern sample is made of hand-spun, two-ply yarn with one single in natural off-white and the other dyed in dark pink. The glass beads in matching colour are placed along the grafted edge- add more glamour with more beads, if you wish.

two circular needles with 100 cm/ 40 inches cord or two straight needles: 6 mm/ US 10/ UK 4
hook: 2,75 mm/ C/ UK 12


  • approx. 1 m / 1 yd of scrap yarn in contrasting colour;
  • 30 beads;
  • 2 regular + 1 removable stitch markers (for example my MAKs);
  • sharp-tip sewing needle (it needs to go through the holes in the chosen beads);
  • tapestry needle;
  • scissors

dimensions/ sizing
sample: 80 cm (31 ½ inches) in height and 120 cm (47 ¼ inches) in circumference;
any size is possible to be made based on this pattern

Knitted flat beginning with provisional cast on, then joined into a cowl through grafting life stitches from the first and the last row. Beads for decoration and a soft cord with fringes for tightening the top part of the cowl are added at the end. This cowl requires blocking.

instructions type
The pattern includes written and charted instructions, photographs, tips and links to video tutorials. There are directions on size adjustments provided as well.

difficulty level

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Happy stitching!
~ Cathliin