Calliope Cowlette

Calliope combines the appearance of wearing a shawlette with the ease of wearing a cowl – I call these hybrid designs cowlettes. The stitch patterns used are rich in texture and, while they will look great in any color, they were specifically chosen to bring out the best in variegated yarns. Slipped stitch patterns, a wavy lace edge, and a scalloped i-cord bind off will show off those gorgeous hand dyed, multi-color skeins that are sometimes tricky to work with.

Calliope is knit seamlessly, top-down from one skein of KimDyesYarn Shortbread DK. The sample is shown in the Mosaic colorway whose sweet, summery colors reminded me of a carousel, inspiring the name. Pattern includes written and charted directions.


Pattern is written for one size to fit an adult male or female. Sample is shown on a 5’4” model who wears a size XS/SM t-shirt.


NECK OPENING: ~24” (60 cm)
CENTER-FRONT: ~15” (38 cm)


YARN: 320 yds (292 m) of dk weight yarn. Sample shown was knit with one skein of KimDyesYarn Shortbread DK; (85/15 Polwarth/silk; 331 yards/113 gram skein) in the Mosaic colorway.

NEEDLES: 20 or 24” (50 or 60 cm)” circular needle in US 7 (4.5 mm) OR size required to obtain gauge.

NOTIONS: stitch markers, needle for weaving ends.


21 sts and 26 rows = 4" (10 cm) in blocked stockinette