LOLO ロロ(Japanese) – female first name

This cowl was named for the look of katakana symbols resembling the texture on this slip-stitch cowl design, a distant cousin of KOKO design patterns. The dimensional structured fabric of this cowl is shaped through a series of increases and progressively growing in size motifs, yet the density and elasticity of it allows you to easily adapt it to be worn as a snood or as a capelet. And with this versatile stitch pattern either side can be worn as a public side!


S-M cowl in Pink and Teal
The Dye Project “Ecola Worsted” (85% merino wool, 15% silk), 215yds/100g (196m/3.5 oz);
MC – 1 (2) skeins in “For Art’s Sake” pink
CC – 1 (2) skein in “Simone” teal

M-L cowl in Burgundy and Grey
De Rerum Natura “Gilliatt” (100% merino wool), 273yds/100g (250m/3.5 oz);
MC – 2 skeins in “Merlot” burgundy
CC – 2 skein in “Brouillard” grey

OR approx. 215 (294) yds / 197 (269) m of MC and 202 (239) yds / 185 (219) m of CC in any other worsted weight yarn

Note: Almost all of the original yarn was used when knitting the S-M size, if you wish to swatch, make sure not to cut the yarn from the swatch. Instead work your cowl from opposite ends of the yarn cake, and unravel the swatch if needed.


US 7 (4.5 mm) 16-20” circular
OR use size to obtain gauge


17.5-18 sts and 28-30 rows=4” in St st worked flat, measured once dry after washing and blocking. (This gauge provided is to get the correct yarn to create the right fabric for this stitch pattern)
One 8-st and 32-rnd motif in pattern A measures approx. 1.5” wide and 3” tall, measured once dry after washing and blocking
One 10-st and 32-rnd motif in pattern B measures approx. 1.75” wide and 3.25” tall, measured once dry after washing and blocking


S-M (M-L)


Circumference on top 21 (24)”/ 53.5 (61) cm
Circumference on the bottom 35 (40)” / 89 (101.5) cm