Ono Cowl by Francoise Danoy

Ono Cowl

February 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
500 - 550 yards (457 - 503 m)
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The sister pattern to the Ono Shawl. Ono is Maori for the number six, which is what this design was based around. Knit in garter stitch, with increases and decreases to give the cowl its bias. The first section consists of thin stripes, followed by a second half of big, bold stripes. Use eye catching colors to capture attention! This makes for a super long cowl that allows you to wrap around your neck a couple of times. Additionally, you can make this into a scarf with tassels at the end!

Yarns Used:

191 yards per skein

  • 2 skeins of Shibui Staccato Fog (Main Color)
  • 1 skein of Shibui Staccato Raspberry (Contrast Color 1)
  • 1 skein of Shibui Staccato Brass (Contrast Color 2)

Yardage (approximations):

  • Main Color: 350 yards
  • CC 1: 50 yards
  • CC 2: 35 yards

Skills required for this pattern:

  • Basic increases and decreases
  • Provisional cast on
  • Three Needle Bind-Off
  • Intarsia over garter stitch

Written and video tutorials are provided in the pattern for the provisional cast-on, the three needle bind-off and doing intarsia (color work) over garter stitch. The videos are also available for viewing on my website.


Needle: Size 5 (3.75mm), 32” (80mm) circular needle
Gauge: 5 sts per 1 inch, 10 rows per 1 inch. Gauge is not critical to this project but different gauges will effect how much yarn you will need.
Other materials: row counter (optional), place marker
Final Dimensions: Width 7”, Circumference 44”/Length 88” (after blocking)

This pattern has been test knit and edited.