Ice Storm: Long Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham

Ice Storm: Long Cowl

October 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stocking stitch (stockinette)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
500 yards (457 m)
23cm/9" wide x 120cm/47" around
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This is one of 3 cowls that showcase a graphic stitch pattern in 3 beautiful ways.

This long cowl can be worn singly to look elegant, or you can twist it up double to keep chills at bay. Alternatively, by substituting a cotton yarn you would have a fantastic version to wear singly in warmer weather.

Choose a yarn with great stitch definition and in a solid colour. Avoid darker shades if you want to show off the textured zig-zags clearly. The cowls are worked slightly looser than ball band tension, for a drapier fabric.

All 3 patterns for men, women & kids cowls are now contained in this single pattern pdf AND the ebook Ice Storm: Cowls for now. Either option for buying the pattern set are £3.50. I have added the other cowls pics to the bottom so you can see them here - blue snug unisex cowl, lilac kids cowl.

You can buy the 3 cowls together with the matching mitts in the ebook Ice Storms for £4.50.

Worked in the round, the pattern information is both charted AND given in written instructions.

23cm/9” wide x 120cm/47” around


  • MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino 100% wool 125m/137yds per 50g ball. 4 balls Putty or colour of your choice. For a warmer neutral, try Fawn. The stitch pattern would look fantastic in winter white Snow.
  • 3.5mm/US 4 circular needles with 100cm/39” cable
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle to weave in ends

Suggested yarn alternatives:

  • For a more luxurious, drapey version try Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk 50% alpaca 50% silk 133m/146yds per 50g skein, 4 skeins.
  • For a lighter summer version, try Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton 100% organic cotton 137m/150yds per 65g, 4 skeins.

24 sts to 10cm/4” over stocking stitch (stockinette) using 3.5mm/US 4 needles or size required to achieve tension.