Pinctada by Angela Button


no longer available from 1 source show
March 2012
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stocking st.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 yards (366 m)
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

The Pinctada cowl features a deeply set central cable bordered by two ribbons of little pearl cables. Along with i-cord edging, these strong linear elements create a flattering v-neckline whilst protecting the décolletage and back of neck from the cold.

The pattern includes detailed directions to assist with grafting. Alternatively, the cowl can be finished with a 3-needle bind-off.

Both charts and written instructions are included.

Pattern support is always close at hand via the {stringkitty} group. Please come and knit along with us!

Finished Measurements

Width: approx. 7.5” / 19 cm
Circumference: approx. 42” / 106.5 cm
Length is easily adjustable


400 yds / 366 m sport or light DK yarn suitable for a soft, draping fabric

ERRATA: 4/4 RC Sl next 4 sts to cn and hold to back, k4, then k4 from cn

What does Pinctada mean?

Pinctada Maxima, the great pearl oyster, was discovered off the coast of Broome in 1861. People rushed from all over the world to this remote Western Australian town to take part in harvesting the precious Mother of Pearl, mainly for buttons. More information about this fascinating time in history is available here.