Kiona Cowl

Inspired by schools of fish in the sea, this geometric and modern cowl is an eye-catching piece. Complete with a twisted garter edge, the Kiona Cowl is an intermediate pattern for those wanting to test their skills. Be sure to check out the matching Kiona Mittens in the Mitten Collection!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 22” circumference x 9.5” height, blocked.

Gauge: 36 sts and 40 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stranded pattern stitch after wet blocking


Super fine weight yarnYarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25 % Nylon; 437 yards [400 meters]/100 grams): #5672 Real Black (MC, 1 skein), #5682 White (CC, 1 skein)

Needles: US size 2 (2.75 mm) two 24” circular

Notions: Markers, tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Twisted Garter Edging (worked flat)

With MC, CO required number of sts.

Row 1: With MC, knit.

Rows 2-3: Attach CC and knit with CC.

Rows 4-5: With MC, knit.

Rows 6-7: With CC, knit.

Row 8: With MC, knit.

Row 9 (WS): With MC, k3, *bring left needle to front, then under work and up the back, twisting the edging, k6; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Pattern Notes

Carry yarn not in use loosely along the inside of the work. Avoid twisting yarns when changing colors.


With MC, CO 180 sts, do not join.

Work Twisted Garter Edging Rows 1-9.

Make second Twisted Garter Edging to match and set aside.

PM and join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

Begin Rnd 1 of Arctic Sea Cowl chart and work chart 10 times across row.

Work Rnds 1-18 a total of 4 times, then Rnds 1-2 once more.


With MC, graft second Twisted Garter Edging to top of cowl.

Weave in all ends. Wash and wet block to size.

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  • Cathy B.

    Where is this “Arctic Sea Cowl” chart, listed in instructions? (I searched website, not there)


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