The Ant Egg Cowl by Mary Gavan

The Ant Egg Cowl

October 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
One Size
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Looking through a l950’s leaflet of stitch patterns I found the “Ant Egg Stitch”. For this cowl I used the stitch in the round, which gives a different twist on the pattern. Although the stitch pattern is not meant to be reversible, the back side has a very attractive waterfall effect created by the slipped stitches. The two patterns, front and back, contrast nicely together.

The cowl is long enough to be wrapped a second time around the neck or pulled up over the head for a hat and scarf combination.

Enjoy your cowl!


Size 8 US (5.0 mm) needle or size to obtain gauge (5 sts/inch)
400 yards (365 meters) of sport weight yarn

Stitches used: Knit, Purl, Slip 2 stitches purlwise, cast on, cast off.