Weston Cowlette

Weston is designed to combine the appearance of wearing a sideways knit shawlette with the ease of wearing a cowl – I call these hybrid designs cowlettes. This cowlette is inspired by the stitch patterns and striping of traditional Shetland Haps, and fastens with buttons at the back of the neck to stay perfectly draped in place.

If a loop cowl is more your style, check out my Weston Loop!


one size


NECK OPENING: 27” [69 cm]
CENTER-FRONT: 27” [69 cm]


YARN: in fingering weight yarn:
C1 - 150 yds [183 m]
C2 - 100 yds [137 m]
C3 - 100 yds [114m]
C4 - 60 yds [78 m]
C5 – 400 yds [197 m]

Sample was knit with Harrisville Yarns Shetland; (100% virgin wool; 217 yds/50 g) in Teak (C1), Garnet (C2), Adobe (C3), Waterlily (C4), and Sand (C5). NEEDLES: 20” circular needle in US 3 [3.25 mm] and 6 [4 mm] OR size required to obtain gauge, and needles three sizes larger.

NOTIONS: stitch markers, four buttons approx. ½” 12 mm in diameter, needle for weaving ends.


22 sts and 48 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter stitch using US 3 [3.25] mm or smallest needle.