Glorien by Kino Knits


October 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
220 - 270 yards (201 - 247 m)
S: 19” (48 cm) circumference; M: 21” (53 cm) circumference; L: 23” (58 cm) circumference
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Everyone loves a great self-striping yarn – but sometimes you want more than plain stockinette! Enter the Glorien cowl – a light sport-weight cowl perfect for cool Fall or chilly Spring days. Glorien’s slipped-stitch and subtle cable pattern manages to both interrupt AND preserve self-striping yarn. Choose a yarn with fatter stripes, such as Berry Colorful Yarnings. Bonus: Glorien also looks great in solids, semi-solids, variegated, and gradients!

Yarn (sport, includes 15% buffer):
S: 220 yards/200 m
M: 245 yards/224 m
L: 270 yards/247 m
Sample shown in size L in Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated Sport, 80% merino/20% nylon, (325 yards/297 m per 100 g) in Yarnrita colorway

S: 19” (48 cm) around, 7” (18 cm) tall
M: 21” (53 cm) around, 7” (18 cm) tall
L: 23” (58 cm) around, 7” (18 cm) tall
Note: If you choose to make a taller or shorter cowl, it will affect how much yarn you’ll need.


  • 3.25-mm (US size 3) needles for knitting in the round or size needed to obtain gauge. Recommend 16” (40 cm) or 24” (60 cm) circular needles.
  • Cable needle, if desired
  • Stitch marker or other way to mark beginning of round
  • Tapestry needle for grafting and weaving in ends

Blocked Gauge:
29 stitches and 43 rounds = 4 inches in charted pattern (instructions are also provided in written format)

Intermediate. Skills include knitting in the round, slipping stitches with yarn in front, simple cables.

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