Porcupine Ridge

Soft, light, and small enough to tuck in your pocket, Porcupine Ridge lets you transform a small amount of yarn into a bit of luxurious warmth to wear on chilly days. Named for the view from my sister’s home, this cowl’s stitch pattern evokes the mountains and rivers around Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Geometric lace makes the most of your yardage, while columns of 2 stitch cables give some structure to the cowl, Instructions include tips for choosing a yarn that works with the design, adjusting the pattern if you run out of yarn, and working the 2 stitch cables without a cable needle. Skills required include working in the round, basic decreases, and yarn overs. Pattern includes both charted and written instructions.

Pattern PDF download: $7.50 USD on Ravelry or Payhip.



  • US4/3.5mm circular, 16 in/40cm long


  • 27.5 sts & 40 rnds = 4 in/10cm in geometric lace pattern (see Pattern Notes)

Exact gauge is not essential, though differences in gauge will affect size and amount of yarn required.

Photos by Gale Zucker.

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