Sea-Wolf Cowl


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When I received some “Wolfishly Sinister” DK Merino Silk from my dear friend Barry of Knitting Wolf Luxury Yarns, I fell in love with the elemental deep blues, greens, and coppery browns at play. The imagery of the sea wolves that populate the West Coast of Vancouver Island surrounded by our rich ocean waters was invoked. When the tide is low, one must be mindful when you venture down to the shore for the sea wolves can be found harvesting amidst the tide pools, seaweed and driftwood. I wanted to create a cowl that would allow the richness of the colourway to take centre stage. This vertical drop stitch allows for an interesting yet meditative knit while also showcasing the beauty of the colours. It produces a reversible wavy texture making it versatile and easy to style. Wear the cowl single or double looped, or use a shawl cuff to hold it perfectly in place. 


Yarn: Approximately 159 g / 352 m / 385 yards of DK wool 

Specific Yarn Used in Sample: Knitting Wolf Luxury Yarn Merino Silk DK in colourway “Wolfishly Sinister” 100g / 242 yards

Needles: 3mm / US Size 2.5 circular needles with 60 cm /24” cord length. 

Notions: Stitch Marker, blocking tools and a tapestry needle. 

Gauge: Blocked Vertical Drop-Stitch pattern 16 sts x 26 rows = 10 cm/ 4”

* Please note that gauge is not essential for this pattern

Finished Measurements: 29 cm/ 11.4” long with a 126 cm / 50” circumference. 


This pattern can be easily customized to suit a number of lengths and widths. To increase, add 8 sts to add 2 inches to the circumference. To increase length, continue the body pattern until the desired length is reached, ending on Round 11. Please note that changing the length or circumference of the design will also change the yardage requirements. 

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