Chesna by Marinda Lariz


April 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
230 - 240 yards (210 - 219 m)
One Size
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My goal for this pattern was to create a soft and squishy cowl with a simple construction. I wanted the cowl to have a bit of bulk so I knew DK weight yarn was the way to go. Chesna is a Slavic name meaning “peaceful”, which perfectly encompasses the feeling you get both knitting and wearing this cozy cowl!

Materials Needed:

Yarn: 230 yards (210 m) DK or light worsted weight yarn

Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm) needles of desired length
Pattern is worked in the round. Circular needles must be 22” in length or less.

Notions: Row Counter (optional), Stitch Marker, Scissors, Tapestry Needle for finishing


18 sts & 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch before blocking. This is so you can reuse the swatch yarn if needed.

Sample Yarn:

House of A La Mode House DK (100% superwash merino wool; 250 yds (229 m)/115 g) – in colorway Acorn

Written instructions for row 29 should read as follows…

Row 29: sl1, {k4, k2tog, yo, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo}; rep {} to end of rd.