Revised December 2019, using Shibui Lunar + Pebble held together as MC. V2 uses a looser gauge than the original, with a narrower double loop size.

Stripes and texture move this way and that, the yarn flowing through the simple rhythms of the stitch patterns to make a striking, graphic cowl with two layers for extra warmth. Pattern includes instructions for a single and double loop cowl, as well as tips for adjusting the depth and length to suit your taste. Thataway is worked in the round and seamed; the seam is contained in a garter stitch band. You will need to know how to work in the round, with stripes and basic decreases. Photos show the double loop size; model is 5 ft 3 in/160 cm tall.

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

Sizes: Single loop (Double Loop): 28 in/71 cm around x 10 in/25.5 cm deep (55 in/139.5 cm around x 8 in/20.5 cm deep) (length and width adjustable)


  • Shibui Knits Lunar (60% merino, 40% silk; 401 yds/367 m per 1.76 oz/50 g); 2 (2) skeins (shown in Bordeaux)
  • Shibui Knits Pebble (48% Recycled Silk, 36% Fine Merino, 16% Cashmere; 224 yds/205 m per .88 oz/25 g): 3 (4) skeins (shown in Bordeaux)
  • Shibui Knits Silk Cloud (60% kid mohair, 40% silk; 330 yds/300 m per .88 oz/25 g); 1 (1) skein (shown in Velvet)

Gauge: 24 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches in stockinette in the round, in Lunar + Pebble held together

Photos by Gale Zucker.

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