Off-Kilter Cowl

In Cowls, Fingering weight yarn, Patterns, Shop sample available by Shannon

As I was working my third Off-Kilter Shawlette for the Blue Moon Mystery-along, I found myself dreaming of a cowl with the same characteristics. The Pond Scum and Grawk seemed a perfect match, and the pattern turned out just as I had envisioned. If you’re a bit nervous about working short rows in the round, don’t be. It’s really not that bad 🙂


  • Finished Measurements: 50” circumference, 11” tall at tallest part.
  • Yarn: approximately 575 yards fingering-weight yarn, split between two colors as follows: color A: 300, color B: 275. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Yaksi Fingering, Pond Scum (color A) & Grawk (color B).
  • Needles: US3/3.25mm circular needle, 24” or 32”, or size needed to get gauge.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 22 sts = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch, measured after blocking.