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Narbeth Cowl Pattern
Narbeth Cowl Pattern
Narbeth Cowl Pattern
Narbeth Cowl Pattern
Narbeth Cowl Pattern

Narbeth Cowl Pattern


Walcot Yarns

The striking weaving patterns of Wales and Estonia inspired this geometric design, which is named after a village in Wales filled with treasured woven textiles in antiques shops. It’s perfect for knitting a modern piece in bold colours, or going for a more subtle effect.

  • This cowl is knit in the round to make a tube with the ends grafted together.
  • It begins with a provisional cast-on such as a crochet cast-on method with waste yarn.
  • Lock floats in sections where there are more than 7 stitches of one colour. This is done by crossing the floating yarn colour over the yarn used for knitting the next stitch.
  • The provisional cast-on in waste yarn is carefully undone to place the live stitches onto a second set of needles for grafting using the Kitchener stitch method.

You can find a kit in some of our favourite color combos here.

Walcot Yarns Opus (Sport; 70% Falkland Merino; 30% baby alpaca, 325 m / 355 yd per 100g)
MC (Charcoal): 1 skein
CC: (Splashed White): 1 skein

- 3mm (US2.5) 40 cm/16” circular needles x 2
› Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the
correct tension.


  • Tapestry needle
  • Waste yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Stitch marker

16 sts x 13 rounds = 5 cm / 2” in pattern stitch after
› 15 cm / 6” wide
› 125.75 cm / 49.5” long