Hardknott Cowl by Tracey Todhunter

Hardknott Cowl

April 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
5.0 mm (H)
437 yards (400 m)
Short, Long
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This pattern is available for free.

Hardknott Pass in Cumbria is one of the steepest roads in England. It’s definitely one of those places that you’d appreciate the warmth of a cowl to keep out the chill!

This simple cowl uses a variation on standard half treble to create a woven appearance. The cowl begins with a foundation half treble and is then worked in spirals, changing colour at the end of each round.

Instructions are given for two sizes, a short, deeper version which sits comfortably around the neck to keep out cold, and a longer, narrower version which can be worn loose over a sweater or wound twice around the neck for a snug fit. Both sizes use only one ball of each shade.

This design showcases the custom colours of Orkney Angora dyed exclusively for Tangled Yarn.


S (L): 80 (120)cm / 31.5 ( 47.25)in circumference, 24 (15)cm / 9.5 (6)in deep


Orkney Angora St Magnus DK (50% wool, 50% angora) 50g / 199m (218 yds)

One ball in each of the following shades:

Short Cowl: MC - Evening Hush, CC - Crimson Glory
Long Cowl: MC - Natural, CC - Wild Watermelon


5mm crochet hook & a locking stitch marker