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This stunning cowl features two complimentary Faroese colourwork patterns. Knitted in the round, using Fair Isle techniques, half the cowl shows one of the patterns and the reverse reveals the second. Once the cowl is knitted the two short ends are grafted together. This project is a great introduction to Fair Isle knitting.

Knitted using Excelana DK 100% british wool from Susan Crawford this double layered cowl provides ample warmth and keeps out the chill winds on the coldest of days. The colours used in the sample are Persian Grey and Nile Green.

The pattern includes a combination of written and charted instructions. 

Visit our tutorials page for help with knitting in the round, two handed Fair Isle and grafting.

Designed by:

Susan Crawford


One size.

Finished Dimensions after blocking - 91.5cm(36in) x 33cm(12.5in)


Excelana DK from Susan Crawford, 100% British wool,  119m/130yds per 50g 
2 50g skeins each of shades Persian Grey and Nile Green


28 sts and 28 rows to 10cm(4in) measured over Fair Isle pattern knitted in the round.

Suggested Needles:

3mm (US 3) circular needle (60cm long)
3.75mm (US 5) circular needle (40cm long)
3mm (US 3) crochet hook


Stitch markers
Waste yarn
Tapestry needle

Techniques used:
Knitting in the round; provisional cast on, grafting