Frost Cowl by J. L. Fleckenstein

Frost Cowl

October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
One Size
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I designed an elegant ensemble especially for the holiday season, meant to be worn by teens and adults.

Please note the third photo down from the top shows the Frost Cowl layered with the Frost Shawl, and pinned in the front with a shawl pin.

The pairing of two luxury yarns along with simple, clean stitch patterns makes these special occasion accessories irresistibly perfect for December through February holidays and special outings.

The main yarn I used for these pieces is Knit Picks’ ( Diadem, a heavenly soft blend of baby alpaca and mulberry silk; I used their “Moonstone” colorway in fingering weight.

The luxury fur yarn I used is Louisa Harding’s Luzia in the “Silver” colorway (I found mine at WEBS aka

My son gave the Diadem in Moonstone last Christmas, and I happened to order the Luzia in Silver about the same time. By a lucky coincidence, the two yarns looked as if they had been dyed to match. That is what inspired me to create these very special items.

My designs began with this triangular shawl pattern. It turned out so lovely that I decided to design and knit a matching hat.

The hat looked so pretty with the shawl, I decided I would really enjoy having a matching cowl as well.

As I worked on the cowl, I suddenly visualized how extraordinary it would be to also have a pair of matching fingerless gloves.