Entangled Cowl by Janelle Martin

Entangled Cowl

July 2010
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
125 yards (114 m)
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The third in a series of linen/hemp cowls, for summer wear or those seeking an alternative to animal fiber yarns. This is a cowl worked in the round in linen/cotton, with both written and charted instructions.

125 yards of sport weight, plant fibre yarn with a gauge of 6 sts/inch; preferably one with some linen or hemp content.

Shown In:
Classic Elite ‘Allegoro’, (152 yards/139 meters; 70% cotton, 30% linen; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein), 1 skein in 5616 Parchment.

Other Possible Yarns:
Classic Elite Firefly, Classic Elite Cotton Bam Boo, Lana Grossa Giava, Hemp for Knitting Hempton Medium, Elann Linen Twist, Elann Camila, Elann Canapone, Richmore Kinuasa, Lana Grossa Lino, Karen Noe Design Linea Hør, Berroco Yarns NaturLin, Marks & Kattens Lin, Lana Gatto Iside, Hamanaka Paume Cotton Linen


  • 3.75 mm or US #5, 16” (40 cm) long (or size required to obtain gauge)
  • 4.00 mm or US #6, 16” (40 cm) long (or size required to obtain gauge)

18.5” circumference x 7.5” high (46.25 cm x 18.75 cm)

1. This pattern is written to be worked in the round on a short circular needle therefore, every row of the chart should be read from right to left.

  1. Substituting locking stitch markers for a cable needle makes small cables much easier to work. They don’t tend to fall out of your work and you can lock them if you needed. Simply use one for each of the stitches to be moved.

  2. This pattern is easier to work if stitch markers are placed between each repeat of the Entangling Vines Pattern.

  3. Pattern includes both charts and written instructions.

Skills Required:

  • Stretchy cast-on and cast-off
  • Knitting in the round
  • Reading charts
  • Lace stitches
  • Cables
  • Blocking

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