shannajean cowlette worn shown from the front

ShannaJean Cowlette

In Cowls, Fingering weight yarn, Good for gradients, Patterns by Shannon

This is the best friendiest cowlette you ever did see!

This cowlette and its companion shawl were designed to showcase both some beautiful yarns AND a beautiful friendship. LJ and I have been friends for a loooooong time, and our friendship is one of the most special relationships we both have. We are birthday twins, we work closely together on oodles of things, we both deep-dive into crafty (and sometimes non-craft) obsessions, and we text a bazillion times a day. As the My Little Ponies say, “friendship is magic,” and I’m here to tell you that is true, true, true.


  • Finished Measurements: Circumference at neck: 34”/86.5 cm; depth at center front: 17”/43 cm; depth at center back: 7”/18 cm, measured after blocking.
  • Yarn: approximately 600 yards/549 m fingering-weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit Fairy Floss in Eliza Frünke (cA, 200 yds/183 m) and Fingering in Astonish Mint (cB, 400 yds/366 m).
  • Needles: US5/3.75mm (or size to obtain gauge) circular needle, 24”/60 cm or longer
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 18 sts & 36 Rs= 4”/10 cm in garter stitch, measured after blocking. 18 sts & 36 Rs = 4”/10 cm in stockinette with bobbles, measured after blocking.