Tytonidae Cowl Pattern Now Available

Introducing the Tytonidae Cowl Pattern, designed by Shannon Squire. This pattern was originally released as part of the Twisted Cowl Club in August 2012. Now it can be yours either as a hard copy from our shop or our webstore, or electronically from Ravelry.



This was the first pattern from the Twisted Cowl Club, and in naming it, we honored the humble Barn Owl, of the family Tytonidae, scientific name Tyto Alba. Gorgeous in coloring and patterning with striped wings reminiscent of this pattern, the Barn Owl seemed a fitting mascot for the opening of the club. Once you get into the rhythm, you’ll soar through this cowl.

Yarn – 250-750 yards sport weight yarn. Shown in: Orange and Grey version: Lang Yarns Seta Tweed (colors Orange and Dark Grey. Grey and Green version: Louet Euroflax (colors Pewter and Seafoam). Blues version: Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy (colors Blue Pine Green and Pale Silver).
Gauge – 20 sts = 4 inches/10 cm over stockinette stitch.
Needles – US #5/3.75mm needle or size to get gauge.
Notions – Crochet hook and/or extra needle for provisional cast on, tapestry needle.
Skill level – Intermediate (short rows, color changing, mesh lace).
Size/Finished measurements – Height: 8.5” tall. Length: Make as long or short as you’d like! Versions shown here: Two repeats/One loop: 32” around. Three repeats/Two loops: 48” around. Five repeats/Three loops: 80” around.