Quill Eyelet Cowls by Mandy Kinne

Quill Eyelet Cowls

April 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in quill eyelet
US 13 - 9.0 mm
90 - 150 yards (82 - 137 m)
small (24" circumference), large (48" circumference)
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These airy lace cowls are great for luxury skeins of bulky weight yarn; the quill eyelet stitch really showcases yarn texture and color variegation. The long cowl can be worn long or doubled for a more snug fit. The small cowl just pops over your head and sits loosely on your neck and shoulders. Are you looking for a project for that special skein? This is is it!

Finished Dimensions
small cowl: 10” tall, 24” circumference
long infinity cowl: 10” wide, 48” circumference

Yarn Requirements
Small cowl: 90-100yds bulky weight yarn
Long infinity cowl: 150 yds bulky weight yarn

The small sample cowl was knit using Noro Akogare (now discontinued), the large sample cowl was knit using Valley Yarns Berskshire, which is technically a heavy aran weight yarn but it made the gauge.

Techniques used:

– Lace knitting (knit 2 together, yarnover)
– Provisional cast-on
– Grafting using Kitchener stitch (detailed instructions provided)


Rev 1 has an error in the written instructions for quill eyelet stitch. Row 2 should read:

Row 2: *K1, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo* to end.

Rev 2 is available for download.