Weston Cowlette by Carina Spencer

Weston Cowlette

October 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in blocked garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
810 yards (741 m)
one size
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Weston is designed to combine the appearance of wearing a sideways knit shawlette with the ease of wearing a cowl – I call these hybrid designs cowlettes. This cowlette is inspired by the stitch patterns and striping of traditional Shetland Haps, and fastens with buttons at the back of the neck to stay perfectly draped in place.

If a loop cowl is more your style, check out my Weston Loop!


Pattern is written for one size to fit an adult. Sample is shown on a 5’4” model who wears a size small t-shirt.
NECK OPENING: 27” 69 cm
CENTER-FRONT: 27” 69 cm

YARN: in fingering weight yarn:
C1 - 150 yds 183 m
C2 - 100 yds 137 m
C3 - 100 yds 114m
C4 - 60 yds 78 m
C5 – 400 yds 197 m

Sample was knit with Harrisville Yarns Shetland; (100% virgin wool; 217 yds/50 g) in Teak (C1), Garnet (C2), Adobe (C3), Waterlily (C4), and Sand (C5).

NEEDLES: 20” circular needle in US 3 3.25 mm and 6 4 mm OR size required to obtain gauge, and needles three sizes larger.

NOTIONS: stitch markers, four buttons approx. ½” 12 mm in diameter, needle for weaving ends.

22 sts and 48 rows = 4” 10 cm in garter stitch using US 3 3.25 mm or smallest needle.

Garter Stitch – worked over any number of sts
Knit all sts on right side and wrong side

cast on & bind off
knit & purl
picking up stitches
working lace from written or charted directions
decrease (k2tog, ssk)
increase (YO)