Mavis by Melissa Thomson


October 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in double seed stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
400 - 600 yards (366 - 549 m)
89 cm / 35” circumference and 27 cm / 10 1/2” tall (short version) or 38 cm / 15” tall (tall version)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern is part of the Sweet Fiber Accessories E-book.


Mavis features mirrored cables, double seed stitch texture and invisible decreases to create a versatile cowl with a tapered fit. Whether you pull it over your shoulders or wear it scrunched up around your neck, Mavis is sure to keep your warm all season long. Instruction for both a short version and tall version (pictured) included.

The ribbing is to be knit using the smaller needles and the body is to be knit using the larger needles.

Two sizes
A short and tall version

Finished Measurements
short version:
89 cm / 35” circumference x 27 cm / 10 1/2” tall
tall version:
89 cm / 35” circumference x 38 cm / 15” tall

The short version takes 2 skeins and the tall version takes 3 skeins of Sweet Fiber Merino Twist Worsted (180m/200y per 115g skein). Tall version is pictured in Luna.

3.75mm / US #5 24” circular needle
4.5mm / US #7 24” circular needle
or sizes needed to obtain gauge.

Swatches should be made in the round, using larger needles.
18 sts and 28 rows over 10cm/4” in double seed stitch, blocked.

cable needle
darning needle
stitch markers

This pattern is both written and charted.