Mellow Grellow Cowl

In Cowls, Lace weight yarn, Patterns by Shannon

Electrical banana…is going to be a sudden craze… Donovan was haunting me as I knitted this cowl, and I could not stop singing “they call me Mellow Grellow…so rightly…” It’s a lot of stitches, done easily – a tube cowl in the softest of the soft, Malabrigo Lace. You can play with colors till the cows come home, too.


  • Finished Measurements: 5.5” wide (doubled, because it’s a tube cowl), 50” circumference.
  • Yarn: approximately 800 yards total lace-weight yarn, divided among three colors as follows: Color A: 300 yards, color B: 200 yards, color C: 300 yards. I used Malabrigo Lace in colors Pearl Ten (color A), Frank Ochre (color B) and Simply Taupe (color C).
  • Needles: US3/3.25mm needle for small circumference knitting, or size needed to get gauge.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 34 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round, measured after blocking.