Stratosphere Cowl pattern - by Kat Archer

Stratosphere Cowl pattern - by Kat Archer | Twisted
Stratosphere Cowl pattern - by Kat Archer | Twisted
Stratosphere Cowl pattern - by Kat Archer | Twisted

Stratosphere Cowl pattern - by Kat Archer

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The diagonal lines of this tubular cowl bring to mind Portland’s driving rain. Rise above the clouds with this simple to knit and easy to wear cowl offered in two lengths and two weights of yarn.

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For single loop [double loop]:
Lace: 330 [800] yards / 300 [700] meters OR
Fingering: 385 [965] yards / 350 [880] meters


16”/40 cm circular in the following size:
Lace: US #3/3.25mm OR
Fingering: US #4/3.5mm OR
Size you need to get gauge


Stitch marker, tapestry needle


After blocking:
Lace: 32 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch OR
Fingering: 24 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch
Gauge is not crucial for this pattern but it will affect finished measurements and yarn usage.

Finished Size

Approximate, after blocking:
Width: 7”/18 cm
Circumference for single loop [double loop]: 22” [54”] / 56cm [137cm]

Skill Level

Advanced beginner (knitting in the round, basic lace, seaming)


This cowl is worked in the round to create a long tube of knitted fabric. The ends of the tube are ultimately sewn together to create the circle you actually put your head through. This means there is no wrong side.

Pattern Revisions

9/1/2012 - Originally published.
10/31/14 - Add lace-weight version and new pictures.
2/17/16 - Update to new template. No errors or substantive changes.
03/2021 - Very slight formatting change. No errors.