Topography Cowl by Lavish Craft

Topography Cowl

October 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the Round - Blocked Lightly
US 6 - 4.0 mm
675 yards (617 m)
One Size - Easily Adjustable
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Dimensionally undulating textured cowl - large enough to be worn as a wrap.

Sidebar notes provided for a smaller version.

Charted and written pattern - chart skills recommended - using American English knitting terms and abbreviations (glossary provided).

US and Metric equivalents.

Intermediate Lace Skills. - Shifting end of round, twisted sts, central double decrease (CDD aka s2kp), slip, yo, work p’s & k’s tfl & tbl.

Worked bottom up in the round.

There are some unusual st constructions and symbols. See the legends and linked videos in Special Stitches Links Section (pg 4) for more info.

Directional (right or left leaning) YO closures are used to provide an angled increase without the normally occurring YO hole. Giving movement and deeper dimension without the lacy effect

The ‘lean’ direction can be identified by the forward leg.

Sample Measurements

14 by 47” (35.5 by 119 cm)


Gauge is not critical but will affect size and yardage.

Sample gauge, after blocking:
1 rep in pattern (15 sts wide) 2.5” (6.3 cm)

Stockinette in round, after blocking :
20 sts by 30 r = 4” (10 cm)
You want relatively tight stitches.

For Maximum Dimensional Effect

Use tightly plied, springy, round yarn.
Small sts / firm fabric.
Snug down the central double decreases.


675 yards (618 m) Worsted Weight Yarn
~ Sample used 630 yds /576 m Malabrigo Rios in Sand Bank

US 6 (4 mm) Circular Needles,
32” (80 cm) Long
~Or size that gets gauge
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