Cemetery Drive Cowl by Emily Haver

Cemetery Drive Cowl

September 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
385 - 485 yards (352 - 443 m)
One Size - approx. 25" circumference
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The Cemetery Drive Cowl features a spooky graveyard image using stranded colorwork. It is worked bottom-up and in the round. Matching the exact gauge isn’t necessary - just know that it will alter the width/height of your finished cowl!

One size - approximately 12.5” / 31.75cm wide (25” / 63.5cm circumference) and 10.5” / 26.6cm tall

28 sts and 40 rounds over 4” / 10cm after blocking in stockinette


  • US 3/3.25mm - 24”/60cm or smaller circular needles
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Main Color - KnitPicks Stroll
Fingering Weight
75% Fine Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon
231 yards (211.2m)/50 grams

Contrast Color - KnitPicks Aloft (2 strands held double)
Lace Weight
72% Super Kid Mohair, 28% Silk
260 yards (237.7m)/25 grams

Other fiber contents may block differently so be aware of how your yarn of choice behaves!

When selecting colors, take a photo and view it in black & white to test the amount of contrast!

Main Color (MC) - 285 yards (260m)
Contrast Color (CC) - 200 yards (183m) if using mohair held double, 100 yards (92m) if using a single strand fingering weight

  • For the CC - if you are using a mohair lace weight held double, you will need both strands to be 100 yards in length (approx. 10 grams), for a total of 200 yards. You could also substitute another single strand of fingering weight yarn if you’d prefer, for a total of 100 yards - the halo of the mohair just gives it a bit of a spooky fog look

  • Yardage used by testers varied a lot for those using a single strand of fingering weight. I had some end up using 60 yards for CC and some end up using 100+ for CC. I am erring on the side of caution with the CC yardage estimate.

Due to the nature of this colorwork design - some of the floats in this pattern are quite long. I recommend looking up a tutorial on how to catch long floats in your preferred style of knitting. Testers vouched for Continental Style to help with possible tension issues. As you are catching floats - be sure to not catch them on the same stitch every round, or you will have a vertical break in your work.