Polonaise Cowl by Minimi Knit Design

Polonaise Cowl

Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
181 - 543 yards (166 - 497 m)
S (M, L)
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Polonaise is a cozy cabled cowl. The slightly flared bottom edge sits nicely around the collar to keep chill out. Three sizes are given; it can either be worked as a single-skein project or as an extravagant double loop cowl.

Written and charted directions are given for the stitch pattern.

A matching hat pattern is available. Both patterns can be purchased together as an ebook.



Aran weight

Shown here: Sunrise Fiber Co. Spun Aran (100% Merino; 166 m/181 yds, 100 g/3.5 oz skein; Color Orchid: 1 (2, 3) skeinsOnly a tiny bit of the last skein is used in size M and L; you can get one skein less if you are willing to work a few rows less in the cowl if necessary.)

If you plan to knit the hat as well then buy an extra skein.


5 mm (US 8) circular needle of length 40 cm (16”); adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge. For size L, use a circular needle of length 80 cm (32”).


Cable needle; 1 stitch marker; yarn needle


26 sts and 25 rows = 10 cm (4”) worked in the rnd in pattern stitch, blocked.

16 sts and 26 rows = 10 cm (4”) worked in the rnd in St st, blocked.


S (M, L) corresponding to single-skein (single loop, double loop) versions

Shown in M

Finished Measurements

Circumference: 46 (50, 100) cm /18.25 (19.75, 39.25 )“

Height: 24 cm / 9.5”

Required Skills

Decreases, knitting in the round, long-tail cast-on

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