Sassenach Claire Starz Outlander Cowl
August 23, 2014
August 25, 2014

Sassenach Claire Starz Outlander Cowl

Project info
Good friend Kris
Needles & yarn
US 50 - 25.0 mm
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick Tweeds
2 skeins = 212.0 yards (193.9 meters), 340 grams

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I have tried to duplicate the cowl we see Claire wearing in the promo pics for Starz’s “Outlander” series.

This yarn is super bulky/6 and two strands are held together for this pattern. These are huge needles at 25mm. I have found tucking the left needle between my side and left elbow is helpful when working the stitches.

Took me a while to figure out the dimensions. I either made it too big or too small, wasn’t sure if it should be long enough to allow for it to be twisted and doubled up. I’m still not sure if there is some shaping on her cowl, but, in the end, this is what I came up with:

( My pattern is not twisted/doubled. You just slip it over your noggin and go about your business.)

Gauge is 1 stitch per inch, or thereabouts.


cast on 17 stitches. i used long tail method. leave yourself a 60-inch tail and you should be fine.

knit every row. i knitted with a relaxed tension. not tight, not sloppy. this yarn on these huge needles give it lovely drape.

knit until you’ve got around 26-27 inches of fabric, which for me was around 40 rows or so.

bind off - strive for your cast-on edge to match your bind-off edge, if you can. you will be seaming them together and it will look better if they have the same tension.

by the way, i think its easier to weave in your cast-on tail now, before seaming.

leave yourself a good 40 inches or so on your bind-off tail to seam the two ends together.


If you have any questions or comments please let me know!

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About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Lion Brand
Super Bulky
86% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 4% Rayon
106 yards / 170 grams

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  • Project created: August 25, 2014
  • Finished: August 25, 2014
  • Updated: August 28, 2014