High Tides Cowl

This cowl was inspired by late August days at the ocean. The wavy stitch pattern and bubbly lace pattern echo the waves and surf at a rocky shore. Wear the cowl un-looped or twisted, depending on your preference!

Skill level   Intermediate

Size: Finished Measurements: Cowl 14” [35.6 cm] x 60” [152.4 cm]

Gauge: 28 sts x 34 rows= 4″ [10 cm] in wavy rib st after wet blocking

22 sts x 20 rows= 4” [10 cm] in lace st after wet blocking



super fine weight yarn Fiber Optic Yarns Foot Notes Paintbox Gradient (80% Merino, 20% Nylon: 450 yards [411 meters]/122 grams): 0115 Bitter Lime to Rose (MC), one set.

Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer (70% Merino, 25% Nylon, 5% Metallic: 231 yards [211 meters]/50 grams): 25496 Chrome (CC), 1 ball

Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm): straight

Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch markers (optional)

Wavy Rib Pattern

Row 1 (RS): (K2, p2, k2, p2) 9 times, k2 – 74 sts.
Row 2 (WS): P2, (k1, yo, k1, p6) 9 times – 83 sts.
Row 3: (K2, p2, k2, p3) 9 times, k2.
Row 4: P2, (k3, p2, k2, p2) 9 times.
Rows 5-6: Repeat Rows 3-4.
Row 7: (K2, p2, k2, p1, drop stitch, p1) 9 times, k2 – 74 sts.
Row 8: P2, (k2, p2, k1, yo, k1, p2) 9 times – 83 sts.
Row 9: (K2, p3, k2, p2) 9 times, k2.
Row 10: P2, (k2, p2, k3, p2) 9 times.
Rows 11-12: Repeat Rows 9-10.
Row 13: (K2, p1, drop stitch, p1, k2, p2) 9 times, k2 – 74 sts

Repeat Rows 1-13 for pattern.

Lace Circles Pattern

Row 1 (WS): Knit – 59 sts.
Row 2 (RS): K2, yo, (k5, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo) 5 times, k5, yo, k2 – 61 sts.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K2, yo, k1, (sl1, k2tog, psso, (yo) 3 times, k2tog, k1, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1) 5 times, sl1, k2tog, psso, (yo) 3 times, k2tog, k1, yo, k2 – 63 sts.
Row 5: K6, p1, k2, (k7, p1, k2) 4 times, k7, p1, k6.
Row 6: K1, k2tog, yo, (k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo) 5 times, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1 – 61 sts.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: K1, k2tog, (yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k5) 5 times, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1 – 59 sts.
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: K1, k2tog, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, sl1, k2tog, psso, (yo) 3 times, k2tog, (k1, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, sl1, k2tog, psso, (yo) 3 times, k2tog) 4 times, k1, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2tog, k1 – 57 sts
Row 11: K6, (k2, p1, k7) 4 times, k2, p1, k8.
Row 12: K2, (yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog) 5 times, yo, k3, yo, k2 – 59 sts

Repeat Rows 1-12 for pattern.

Pattern Notes

This cowl is worked flat, then seamed.


With MC, CO 74 sts.

Work Wavy Rib Pattern for 46” [116.8 cm]. If using the Paintbox Gradient Set, simply work the pattern until yarn is almost used up, ending with Row 7 or Row 13.

Work one row in plain rib (Row 8 or Row 1), decreasing 15 sts evenly across this row – 59 sts.

Switch to CC and begin Lace Circles Pattern.

Work in Lace Circles Pattern until piece measures 60” [152.4 cm] from MC CO row.

BO loosely.


Block to measurements. Sew ends of cowl together to form a loop. Weave in yarn ends.yarn ball

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