The Sand and the Sea Cowl

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

The Sand and the Sea Cowl was inspired by the beauty of the Oregon Coast. The slipped stitches recall a sandy beach, whereas the mesh sections are inspired by all of the lovely texture the Pacific Ocean shares with us. It’s a fabulous excuse to mix two complementary colors, inspired by the ocean of your dreams.


  • Finished Measurements: 54.5” in circumference, 9.5” wide at lace section.
  • Yarn: approximately 400 yards fingering-weight yarn total OR 300 yards DK-weight yarn total, split equally between two colors. I made my fingering version in sadly-discontinued Foxtrot by Big Alice Dyeworks in Sleeps with the Fishes and Precious Cherries & my sport-weight version in Knitted Wit Victory DK in Paprika and Oregon Sky.
  • Needles: Fingering-weight version: US #4/3.5mm needle. DK-weight version: US6/4mm needle. Any kind of needle will do, as you are knitting back and forth.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: Fingering-weight version: 24 sts = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch, measured after blocking. DK-weight version: 20 sts = 4″/10cm in stockinette stitch, measured after blocking.