Cosette Cowl

I love little round cowls, but sometimes you want more coverage. Cosette is a cozy (cosy!) cowl combined with a shawl-ish shape. It’s an easy to wear shape that doesn’t need fussing.

Knitting begins at the neck with a choice of 22 or 24” (56 or 61 cm) cowl. When the cowl is complete, the knitting continues with triangle shawl shaping in the round. Scrunch it up to wear it like a shawl! This cowl features 3 fun stitch patterns: quilted lattice slip stitch, an eyelet flower, and a shell lace stitch that uses elongated stitches with extra yarnovers that are dropped on the next round. There’s a video tutorial for the shell lace stitch.

Cosette ends with either brioche rib or k1p1 ribbing; it’s your choice. I love the way the contrast color peeks through the brioche rib. There are brioche video tutorials linked in the pattern, too.


Cosette is knit with two skeins of fingering weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit Sock, 80/20 Superwash Merino and Nylon, 420 yards/4 ounces. This is a heavier fingering weight yarn, so I used a US5/3.75 mm needle. Gauge isn’t critical, so use a needle that gives you a fabric you like!

Cosette is available through my Ravelry store here.

Cosette is also available through my Payhip store here.

Thanks to tech editor Meaghan Schmaltz, model Sharon Hsu, and test knitters Ann Berg, Debbie Braden, Karen Cunningham, Jesse Hodgden, Jacqueline Lydston, Marilee Reinhart-Davieau, and Andrea Roosth.