The Aunties Cowl by Candice English

The Aunties Cowl

November 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
660 - 700 yards (604 - 640 m)
One- Size
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The Aunties Cowl is inspired by Joy. After spending the summer of ‘21 with the theme of embracing joy consciously and consistently, I had visions of a pattern that was full of delicate fun loving shapes. Joy is also one of my many aunties and throughout the design my mind kept wandering back to them. The joy that they bring to the world despite hardship and the joy they instilled in me to always live by. That laughter is medicine.
You cast on using a provisional cast-on and knit in the round. Then twisted once before being seamed together using the kitchener stitch for a mobius style cowl. The colorwork of this cowl needs just the right amount of attention (just enough to zone out and not get bored) and is an addictive little knit!

One Size

Finished Measurements

(Flat After Blocking)

30.5’’/77.5 cm circumference x 9’’/23 cm wide


Sport or Light DK Weight Yarn; MC 300 yards; C1 330 yards; C2 45 yards.

Limited Edition FDF Yak Version
MC: The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers The Yak (109 yards/50g) in Desert Rose 3 skeins
C1: Spincycle Dyed in the Wool in Wololo 2 skeins
C2: The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers The Yak in Bear Gulch 1 skein

Recollect Version
MC: The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Recollect (185 yards/50g) in Natural 2 skeins
C1: Spincycle Dyed in the Wool in Bruised Ego 2 skeins
C2: The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Recollect in Ranch Romance 1 skein


US Size 4 / 3.5 mm - 16’’/40 cm circulars OR needle size to achieve gauge// A second needle of the same size will be needed for grafting the cowl together.


Stitch Gauge 26sts/4 inches/10 cm
Row Gauge 27rows/4 inches/10 cm

Techniques Used

  • Provisional Cast-On
  • Colorwork
  • Knitting in the Round
  • Kitchener Stitch