Squeezebox Cowl

In Aran weight yarn, Cowls, Patterns, Worsted weight yarn by Shannon

When designing this pattern the Luscious Single Silk just said what it wanted to be – lots of squishy reverse stockinette stitch with slipped stitches, made in two complementary colors. Soft. Wearable. Giftable. The name is a nod to the accordion-like fabric you end up with. Plus, who wouldn’t want a squeezebox cowl?


  • Finished Measurements: Both cowls, after blocking: approximately 9.5″ tall. Single loop (double loop): 20″ (50″) circumference.
  • Yarn: approximately 180 (360) yards worsted-weight yarn, split between two colors as follows: color A: 120 (240) yards, color B: 60 (120) yards. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts LSS, Issaquah (color A) and Deep Unrelenting Grey (color B).
  • Needles: US9/5.5mm needle for circular knitting, or size needed to get gauge.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 16 sts = 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch, measured after blocking.