The Sand and the Sea Cowl

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.