Shoulder Cozy by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Shoulder Cozy

Aran (8 wpi) ?
9 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch with both yarns held together
US 13 - 9.0 mm
229 - 393 yards (209 - 359 m)
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You could call it a capelet. Or a poncho. Or a cowl. It’s the perfect touch of warmth for all seasons. Scrunch it up around your neck when you put your coat on—slip it down over your shoulders when you get there. Or pleat the neck with a pretty pin. It knits up in an evening—and we know someone who’s made eight of them!


  • Small/Medium: Approx. 16”/41cm long when flat; fits up to 56”/142cm around shoulders (bust+arms). Photographed in small/medium.

  • Large/Extra Large: Approx. 18”/46cm long when flat; fits up to 60”/152cmaround shoulders (bust+arms).

Note: As this piece stretches to fit around your shoulders, it shortens in length. For broader shoulders, you may want to increase the length of the first section before decrease rounds; this may require more yarn.

Yardage given for Small/Medium; Large/Extra Large in parentheses ( ).

2(3) skeins Rowan Summer Tweed (131 yds/120m each).
Or approx. 229(393) yds/209(360)m of an equivalent worsted-weight yarn.

AND 1(2) skeins Rowan Kidsilk Haze (229 yds/209m each).
Or approx. 229(393) yds/209(359)m of an equivalent lace-weight mohair yarn.

We’ve played with different yarns and colors, and we’ve put together our favorite combinations on our website. Since Rowan Summer Tweed was discontinued, we created a new lightweight version using Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Juniper Moon Sabine1; the Cocoon version combines the heavier-weight Cocoon for some extra warmth. We’ve also added a new version to this Classic - carrying Shibui Drift and Shibui Silk Cloud together! Another beauty!