Galeocerdo by Nick Davis


May 2023
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in flat garter stitch, lightly blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
352 - 360 yards (322 - 329 m)
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Galeocerdo Cowl uses stretchy sideways garter stitch to create a unique, well-shaped, close-fitting neckwarmer cowl.

Pair it with Isurus for shark-themed summer knitting! These patterns both use similar MC/CC contrast, and similar techniques.

Knit it as shown (and written) in two colors, or reduce your finishing time with a single color (self-striping or gradients would look neat).


  • About 60g/262 yds MC (Cascade Heritage Sock, unknown gray) and 20g/90yds CC (Hedgehog Fibres Sock, Zenith colorway)
  • 1 24”+ circular needle in US3-4/3.25-3.5mm, or size needed for gauge
  • 1 spare needle in the same size, or one size smaller
  • Crochet hook in B/2.25mm, or size to suit yarn
  • Tapestry needle
  • Smooth spare yarn for provisional cast-on
  • Optional: stitch markers

Gauge is 22 sts and 48 rows over 4”/10cm of garter stitch, worked flat & lightly blocked. This pattern will be more forgiving of a gauge that’s looser, but won’t work well with a gauge that’s smaller. Please be sure to check your gauge.

As shown, this cowl measures 11”/28cm tall, 9”/23cm across the top, 8.5”/22cm across the narrowest point (it’s stretchy!), and 14”/36cm across the flared lower edge.