Opal Cowl

In Cowls, Lace weight yarn, Patterns by Shannon

Bright and fun and a truly joyful knit, the Opal Cowl looks great using a different color for each colorwork section, or all in the same. With a single and double loop option, you can just keep making this cowl again and again and again.


  • Finished Measurements: 4.75” wide, 25 (52)” long.
  • Yarn: approximately 414 (828) yards total lace-weight yarn, divided as follows: MC: 234 (468), all contrasting colors together: 180 (360). I used Malabrigo Lace in Natural, Fuchsia, Glazed Carrot, Frank Ochre, Lettuce, Bobby Blue, and Cuarzo.
  • Needles: US3/3.25mm needle small-circumference circular knitting, or size needed to get gauge.
  • Notions: waste yarn, stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 34 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, measured after blocking.