Seashell Cowl by Alexis Hoy

Seashell Cowl

August 2015
Light Fingering ?
25 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in K5, P3 rib, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
268 yards (245 m)
one size (24" finished circumference)
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Invoking those treasured beach finds, this “seashell” features a truly unique structure. Built in a seamless spiral, it is organically and beautifully asymmetrical. The touch of lace and ruffling finish it off with flair. The yarn is a unique blend of sheep’s wool and the softest, coziest alpaca, lovingly raised near Belwood, Ontario. This one is a keeper for sure. (Pull it over your head – can you hear the ocean?)

Pattern includes complete written instructions, as well as charts for lace ruffle section.

The cowl is worked seamlessly by picking up stitches along an edge, but could be worked flat and seamed as an alternate construction.

Special Techniques

  • Picking up stitches along a side edge

Stitches Used (beyond K & P)

  • K2tog

  • P2tog

  • KFB

  • YO

Full list of abbreviations included in pattern.