Terra Firma Cowl by Amanda Leah Guthrie

Terra Firma Cowl

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October 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Seed Stitch Lace, Blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
310 - 590 yards (283 - 539 m)
Short, Medium, Long (Adjustable)
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This pattern is available from atlasknits.com for $5.00.

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  • Video Tutorials Linked In Pattern
  • Stitch Count Breakdowns By Rows and Markers
  • Checkboxes To Keep Track of Rows & Repeats Completed
  • 25%, 50%, and 75% Stitch Completion Milestones
  • Step-By-Step Instructions To Graft In Pattern
  • Tech edited and test knit to ensure a quality knitting experience.
  • Online calculator that takes your swatch information and estimates final size and grams of yarn used
  • 1 PDF document / 16 pages / File Size: 3.9MB

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Terra Firma is a classic and elegant cowl that incorporates easy-to-read textures and enchanting lace. Designed to be warm without bulk, this cowl is great for preventing the chill from creeping onto the back of your neck on a blustery fall day.

With a little of a lot - lace, seed stitch, twisted stitches, and i-cord borders, it is an engaging project to knit one more row to see what happens next. The 20-row stitch repeat makes it easy for you to make the cowl shorter or longer simply by adding and subtracting repeats.

Designed to be seamless, the cowl is cast on provisionally and grafted at the end to make a loop. Don’t be worried about an ugly seam - there won’t be one. Graft it together with ease and continuing the texture with the logical, step-by-step grafting instructions included in the pattern.


  • Arroyo by malabrigo
  • Weight: Sport / 5-Ply
  • Fiber: 100% Superwash Merino Wool
  • Put-Up: 335 yds / 305m per 3.53 oz / 100g skein
  • Colorway: Fresco Y Seco
  • Skeins: 1 (2, 2)
  • Amount: 310 (470, 590) yds / 290 (440, 550)m

This pattern was originally written for a heavy fingering weight yarn and has been updated to sport weight. A fingering weight yarn can be used although the depth is slightly smaller. Try a needle size down to get an appropriately dense fabric that you love.


  • The full height (width while knitting) of the cowl is approximately 7.75” / 20cm unblocked and 9” / 23cm blocked.
  • Each 20-row repeat is approximately 2” / 5.25cm unblocked and 2.5” / 6.35cm blocked.

Using a different yarn or a different gauge will affect the size of the cowl and the amount of yarn used.


  • One 24” / 60cm + circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
  • Designer Used: US7 (4.5mm)


  • Circumference: 32.5 (47.5, 60)“ / 83 (121, 152)cm
  • Depth: 9” / 23cm
  • See schematic in photos


  • 1 extra 16” / 40cm interchangeable cable with end caps OR 20” / 50cm of smooth, non-felting waste yarn to use to hold the provisionally cast on stitches
  • 4 removable stitch markers
  • 1 yarn needle for grafting and weaving in ends


  • Cast On: Invisible provisional
  • Basics: Reading written or charted instructions, working flat, knitting and purling, knitting and purling through the back loop, slipping stitches
  • Decreases: K2Tog, SSK, SK2P
  • Increases: Yarnover
  • Finishing: Blocking, grafting in pattern, weaving in ends

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