Canaletto Cowl


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Product Description

The Canaletto cowl is wide and luxurious, and emphasizes geometric lines and simple textures. Bands of seed stitch and eyelets are intersected by stocking stitch, and each texture catches the light differently. The stacked eyelets create a gentle bias, adding to the cowl’s flexibility for looping around your neck. Pattern includes two sizes; the larger size can be looped twice. The smaller size will make a simple neckwarmer. Suitable for the adventurous beginner.

Skill Level

Finished Measurements
Approx 12 by 19.5 (44) inches around. Larger size shown.

2 (3) skeins medium weight yarn, 183 yds (168 m)/100g per skein (shown in Diamond Luxury Collection Cairo)

18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm in stockinette (stocking) stitch, blocked. Gauge is not essential for this project.

4.5mm (US 7) circular needles, 24″ long

Other Supplies
blunt yarn needle, 1 stitch marker

Construction Notes
Canaletto is worked in the round.

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Cast on 88 (198) sts. Join in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. Place a marker for beg of row. If you want to adjust the circumference of the cowl, you can change the number of stitches by multiples of 22 or change your gauge.

Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from *.
Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from *.
These 2 rows establish seed stitch. Repeat rows 1-2 one time.

Begin banded eyelet pattern (mult of 22 sts)
Row 1: *(K1, p1) 3 times, (yo, k2tog, k2) 4 times; rep from *.
Row 2: *(P1, k1) 3 times, k16; rep from *.
Row 3: *(K1, p1) 3 times, (k2, yo, k2tog) 4 times; rep from *.
Row 4: repeat row 2.
Repeat these 4 rows 6 more times, then repeat rows 1-3 .

Work 6 rows in st st.

Next row: *(K1, p1) 3 times, k16; rep from *.
Next row: *(P1, k1) 3 times, k16; rep from *.
Repeat these 2 rows 1 more time.

Work 6 rows in st st.

Work Rows 1-4 banded eyelet pattern 7 times, then work rows 1-3.

Work 4 rows seed stitch.

Bind off.

Weave in ends and block according to yarn label’s instructions.

Additional Information

Stitches over 4 inches/10cm


Rows over 4 inches/10cm



4.5mm (US 7)

Yarn Weight


Skills required

basic knit/purl combinations, basic lace stitches, lace blocking