Creel cowl by Ysolda Teague

Creel cowl

October 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch on larger needles.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
550 yards (503 m)
One size
low vision format available
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Pattern accessibility There are three versions of this pattern pdf available. Print (3 column), mobile, and low vision.

Creel Cowl

DK or light worsted weight yarn
C1: 220 yds / 200m, C2: 120 yds / 110m, C3: 110yds / 100m

Shown in
Blue and Mustard version
Knitcraft Biscuit Make the Change DK Yarn (85% Polyester, 15% Acrylic, 285 yds / 260m, 100g) in C1: Denim, C2: Cream, C3: Mustard

Neutral Version
Blue Sky Fibers Woolstock Worsted (100% Fine Highland Wool, 123yds / 112m, 50g) C1: Midnight Sea, C2: Driftwood.
Yarn Hero ColorMix DK (Superwash Merino Wool, 240 yds / 230m, 100g) C3: Pine Needle

20 sts and 40 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch on larger needles

20 sts and 24 rows (1 row = 1 pass in each colour) = 4” / 10cm in basic 2 colour brioche rib on smaller needles

1 rep of herringbone pattern is approximately 2 1/4” / 5.5cm wide and the full section (rows 14–39) is 4 3/8” / 11 cm in length

US 5 / 3.75 mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular needle.
US 6 / 4 mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular needle.

One size
Width at top edge/ circumference at top approx: 25” / 62.5 cm
Depth at centre front approx: 24” / 60cm

Low vision details: 

  • The main text is black 24pt sans serif and all text is black on a white background.
  • No italics are used
  • Images have alt text

Screen readers:
The low vision version is tagged to work with screen reading software and has been tested. Images have alt text. Abbreviations are used in the directions, they are defined but may be read aloud oddly. Numbers for multiple sizes are presented as lists of numbers within the text and may be difficult to keep track of when using a screen reader. If this is something you use we’d love your feedback on how we could improve the pattern formatting for screen readers.