Ursula Thistle Cowl by Jennifer Tipton

Ursula Thistle Cowl

September 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Across the textured stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 240 yards (183 - 219 m)
One Size-easily adapted
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Inspired by the intricate spiraled texture of a thistle flower, Ursula is a three-season accessory that is simple enough for the beginning knitter to try their hand at while the more experienced knitter will enjoy the relaxing rhythm of creating the textured color changes.

This is a simple, straightforward design resulting in a finished object that looks complicated but is far from it. It starts and ends with crisp twisted ribbing cuffs and includes an all over bumpy texture that creates the most delightfully cozy warmth on your neck. The color changes are created with slipped stitches making this a great place to start if you are nervous about color work. And it’s non gendered, making this the perfect go to gift for everyone on your knit worthy list.

The Ursula Thistle Cowl is knit using two skeins of worsted weight yarn from Wool & Palette. I used the colors Eggplant and Pepita for the purple sample and Coffee and Coral for the brown sample. Working with this 3-ply, Marino/Rambouillet yarn was a joy! Wool & Palette yarn is botanically dyed, non-super wash wool that gives you a crisp stitch definition that is still oh so soft and bouncy. The color saturation that she achieves from these natural materials is simply stunning!

You can shop the Ursula Thistle Cowl collection of beautiful, worsted weight color ways here.


Finished Size
42” circumference and about 8 1/2 inches wide