Trymheim Cowl

October 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches
in Middle section knit/purl pattern repeat
US 7 - 4.5 mm
180 yards (165 m)
One size
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This quick knit cowl or neck warmer is a great stash buster, and the soft Malabrigo Merino Worsted makes it a joy to wear beneath your coat in the cold season.

It is knit top down in the round, and in cooperates cables, knit and purl stitches as well as a purled increases.

The pattern is both written and charted, and has been tech edited by KTLV and test-knit. The sample is shown in the Velvet Grapes colorway.

Thanks to Malabrigo Yarns for letting this pattern be a part of the Malabrigo Quickies project!


  • One skein of Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100 g/ 3.5 oz - 192 meters/210 yards)
  • 4.5 mm/US7 circular needle 40 cm/16 inches or size needed to meet gauge
  • Cable needle (optional)
  • Darning needle

Lightly blocked pattern repeat (first set): 18 stitches over 9 cm/3.5 inches, 17 rows over 6 cm/2.5 inches.

Lightly blocked finished measurements: 50 cm/20 inches circumference at the middle section and 23 cm/9 inches length (height).
Estimated amount of yardage actually used: 165 meters/180 yards

Old Norse myths and a fleamarket find of a stitch dictionary provided the basis for the inspiration for the cowl: Skade is the ancient Norse godess of Winter, who loved skiing, hunting and the song of the wolves at Trymheim, her home in the mountains. The cables and the stockinette section represent the winding paths of a skier down the hillside of Trymheim.