Clarendon Cowl


Also available as 1 of 6 patterns in the Study Hall Knits collection.

Product Description

This luxurious cowl plays with knitted stripes in an unconventional way; the reverse stockinette creates strings of colored pearls at each color change. Mix up your color choices and bust that stash; try a palette of earth tones, or how about shades of grey with a dash of gold? Knitted in the round as a long tube and grafted, this double length cowl is double thick and makes the perfect cold weather gift for men or women.

Skill level


Finished Measurements
10 1/2″ deep x 46″ circumference

Knit Picks Andean Treasure (100% Baby Alpaca, 110 yds/50 g):
2 balls each of your chosen colors. Colors used in the cowl shown are: A Royal Heather 25564, B Embers Heather 23486, C Prairie Heather 24938, D Indigo Heather 24936, E Mesa Heather 24939

24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches/10cm in stockinette (stocking) stitch, blocked. Gauge is not crucial for this project.

US 5/3.75 mm 16″ circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Spare needle of same size or one size smaller, for grafting

Stitch marker
Blunt yarn needle
Smooth scrap yarn
Crochet hook (for provisional cast on)

Construction notes
Clarendon is worked in stockinette in a tube from a provisional cast on, turned inside out, and grafted.

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Additional Information

Stitches over 4 inches/10cm


Rows over 4 inches/10cm


Yarn Weight



3.75mm (US 5)

Skills required

grafting (kitchener stitch), working in the round