Sandwaves Cowl by Jem Arrowsmith

Sandwaves Cowl

Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24.5 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
175 - 182 yards (160 - 166 m)
One size
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Whether it’s an early morning stroll to awaken the senses, or a quiet eventide contemplation, a winter walk along the beach is always a good opportunity to take stock and hit refresh. The crisp fresh air keeps us in the moment, while gazing toward the horizon remind us to hold on to our dreams for tomorrow.

The Sandwaves Cowl is the perfect companion for your winter walks. Deep ribbing at the top and bottom mimics the long shadows of winter and winding cables form waves like the traces left in soft sand at low tide.

The cowl is worked in the round with chunky yarn, making this a quick knit. Good for the advanced beginner, this would be a nice introduction to cable knitting. Choose a smooth yarn in a solid or semi-solid colour to best show off the texture. #

The pattern uses only 2 cable stitches, the 2/2 LPC (2 over 2 left purl cross) and the 2/2 RPC (2 over 2 right purl cross) and these can easily be done without the use of a cable needle. Video tutorials can be found here and are also linked in the pattern notes.

Skills / Techniques Used – Knit, purl, cable stitches

Sizes – One size

Measurements – The finished blocked item measures 24” (61cm) circumference and 8” (20.5cm) depth


• 181 yds / 166m, 3.5oz / 100g, Chunky Yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree Milia Chunky Yarn – 100% Superwash Merino, in the Cinnamon colour (1 skein)
US size 8 (5mm) 24” (60cm) circular needle
• 1 tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
• 1 stitch marker

Gauge - 17 stitches and 24.5 rows to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking