Gemstone Cowl

It’s really quite incredible to think that in the span of just a few years, handknit scarves have taken a backseat as our most essential cold weather accessory.  What first emerged as a trendsetting neck warmer, the cowl (a.k.a infinity loop) has proven to be worth its weight in gold, marching us into winter’s wrath with less fuss, and more stylish warmth than its predecessor.  Yes, cowls are here to stay, as a statement piece to finish off an outfit, they can be worn pretty much in any climate, or fully functional as a constant companion for the chilliest season of all.

What did we ever do without knitted cowls?

Gemstone by Diamond Luxury Collection

Gemstone by Diamond Luxury Collection

Twirled with flecks of brilliant colour, and loaded with shine, Gemstone is an exciting new addition to our Fall/Winter line-up, an aran weight wool blend available in five flattering iridescent choices.  Peridot and Amethyst (shown above).

Gemstone Cowl

Gemstone Cowl Close-Up

Whether the occasion calls for a sprinkle of fabulous colour or to fill in the breezy void with a cosy layer, this Gemstone Cowl, is as much fun to make as it is to wear.  Knit on circular needles, in a simple yet fascinating stitch, this one-skein project might just get your gift list started sooner than expected.

Gemstone Cowl

Gemstone Cowl



Finished Size: 71 cm/ 28 ins x 18 cm/ 7 ins

Yarn: 100g skein Gemstone by Diamond Luxury Collection (col. Peridot)

Needles: 6.00 mm/ US 10 – 60 cm/24 ins circular

Tension: 16 sts and 20 rows = 10 cm/4 ins over st st

Cast on 100 sts.  Join in round being careful not to twist sts over needle, place a marker on first st.

Purl 3 rounds.

Knit 4 rounds.

Purl 4 rounds.

Next Round- Knit each st wrapping yarn twice around needle.

Next Round- [Slip 4 sts from left to right needle dropping extra wraps, slip 4 sts back to left needle and work into same 4 sts as follows- (k4tog, p4tog, k4tog, p4tog)], rep to end of round.

K 1 round.

P 2 rounds.

Repeat last 5 rounds 4 more times.

P 2 rounds.

K 4 rounds.

P 3 rounds.

Cast off Purlways.

Design by: Michele Meadows


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