Elkmont Cowl by A.Opie Designs

Elkmont Cowl

October 2023
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in Stranded Color Work
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
715 - 720 yards (654 - 658 m)
Circumference ~30”/ 76.2cm
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This pattern is available for $8.00 USD buy it now

Beginning Wednesday, 1/10/2024 The Plucky Knitter will offer Elkmont Kits on their website. The kits includes the pattern bundle in the price. The link to the website page is below.


Inspired by the iconic designs of Orla Kiely, the Elkmont Cowl features a series of eye-catching stranded color work motifs. Abstract depictions of leaves and flowers flow and rotate throughout the cowl finishing off with a series of bold stripes.

The Elkmont Cowl pattern can be purchased alone or in an ebook bundle which includes the Elkmont Hat Trio.

Knitted on one continuous tube and seamed at the end, the Elkmont Cowl uses 5 contrasting colors of Plucky Knitter Luxe Merino Light Sport.

Seen Here:
Color A- Feather Duster- 275 yds/ 251 m
Color B- Icey Audrey- 95 yds/ 87 m
Color C- Zest- 155 yds/ 142 m
Color D- Slug Bug- 95 yds/ 87 m
Color E- Fiona- 95 yds/ 87 m

Beginning with a backward loop cast on, the cowl is knitted in one continuous tube.
Once the knitting is complete, the cowl is closed together with a horizontal seam in stockinette, or your preferred seaming method.
There are 3 color work charts included in this pattern.
Striping sequence is detailed using a color graphic.