Free Pattern: Eucalan Lattice Cowl

This is the Eucalan Lattice Cowl, which is knitted up in two colours of worsted weight yarn and shown here in Kristin Omdahl’s Be So Brave yarn, 100% American wool (worsted weight) in colours ‘Picket Fence’ and ‘Plymouth Rock’. This was my first time using Be So Brave Yarn – it is a very matte yarn that is very well spun, even thorough and gives great stitch definition. Which is ideal for a textured stitch like the lattice stitch!

I created this pattern for Eucalan, and you can get it for free (as an instant download) by signing up for their newsletter here.

Want to view the pattern on Ravelry and add it to your queue? Find it here.

I personally like having a variety of cowls to choose from during the cold weather, and this sort of design is one I could see knitting up in all sorts of colours. the contrasting colour in particular (that is the dark grey in the photos) would be great for one of those busy variegated yarns that is challenging to work with.

The length is long enough that you can wear it as a single dramatic loop, or you can double it up to really get cozy. I prefer to wear my cowls loose, but if you want to block out the coldest of temperatures, doubled up is the way to go.

This is a surprisingly quick knit- the worsted weight goes quickly, and if would be ideal to knit up for a holiday gift or just to stashbust some lovely worsted weight in two colourways that you feel would look great together. There’s a lot of variety in how this can look- a more subtle contrasting colour would focus on the texture, or imagine two contrasting gradients! I liked the graphic quality that this cowl took on knit in such strong contrasting colours, but still goes with just about anything.

I hope you enjoy, and I really look forward to seeing other knitters interpret this pattern with all sorts of fun colour combinations and choices!

 

17 comments

  1. miss agnes   •  

    It’s stunning, well done ! I really love the stitch pattern and the color contrast. I would totally knit some teal and caramel version (got inspired by Tanis’ recent combo with these two shades, I think they look stunning together). Or a red and pink version to be right on trend. Oh my, so many possibilities, it will be fun to see how your pattern is being interpreted. Hope you do a follow-up post with some great examples in a few weeks or so.

    • Julie   •     Author

      I’m so glad that you like it! I would love to see a bunch of these knitted up – one of my goals for 2018 is to start a Ravelry group so I can talk about new patterns before they are ‘live’, and get some test knitters, too!

  2. Bronchitikat   •  

    Lovely looking cowl. Well done! Be great to see how others knit it up.

    Personally I’m not that keen on cowls, prefer scarves/shawls as I find them more versatile. But then, in Portsmouth (Hants, not New Hants) it rarely gets that cold.

    As for a stash of worsted-weight yarn . . . Now if it was sock yarn!

    • Julie   •     Author

      I like both scarves and cowls, but often find cowls a bit easier to just thrown on and tuck into coats, just because there is less fabric. but Plenty of room for both in my knitted closet!

  3. Lisa   •  

    Thank you for sharing, this is very lovely and I am already planning a few! (hopefully those plans will follow through!).

    Have a great weekend 🙂

    • Julie   •     Author

      Hi Lisa,

      Oh, that would be so great! I can’t wait to see the on(s) you knit up! It’s a really versatile pattern, I think. 🙂

      Cheers,

      Julie

  4. Loulou   •  

    That is such a nice cowl, Julie! I love the two shades together and the fact that it’s just the right length to wear two ways.

    I’m with you … I like a variety of neckwear to keep things looking fresh and interesting.

    • Julie   •     Author

      So true my dear- winter is so long, we need to have a variety of accessories to keep things interesting! xo

  5. Cheryl   •  

    Very pretty! Love the texture!

    • Julie   •     Author

      Thanks so much, Cheryl! 🙂

  6. Renee Anne   •  

    I do need to do some knitting of my highly variegated worsted weight……

    • Julie   •     Author

      It’s so true, I tried to knit a mitten with a variegated worsted weight recently, and it totally looked like clown barf. It’s going to get reinterpreted as this cowl, for sure.

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  8. Val   •  

    Love it! I look forward to seeing it in a variety of yarns too but I just love the bold contrast of neutral shades here, super versatile!

    • Julie   •     Author

      Hi Val,

      I’m looking forward to seeing more pop up, and I will definitely be knitting some more, as well! I might play around with the yarn weight a bit, too. 😉

      Cheers,

      Julie

  9. Stefanie   •  

    The black and white together is so classic and the lattice pattern catches one’s attention.

    • Julie   •     Author

      Hi Stefanie,

      I hope so! I’m planning on knitting more of these, some with less contrast, and I think it’s going to be a highly versatile pattern. I bet it works well with other yarn weights, too.

      Cheers,

      Julie

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