Creel Stitch Cowl by Marie Greene

Creel Stitch Cowl

September 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
Gauge is variable
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
290 yards (265 m)
One size fits most
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As a long-time admirer of basket weaving, I set about to develop a technique to replicate something similar for knitting. The result: Creel Stitch, named for the baskets – called creels - used by fisherman and anglers to carry their daily catch. Though there are many different types of creels that vary by location and use – my inspiration was the modern wicker creel. The best (and most
dramatic) results will be from solid color yarns in contrasting colors, but you can get creative and test the results you like best. The wrong side is every bit as lovely in its own right – weave your ends carefully for a cowl that’s fully reversible.

Skill Level

One Size

Gauge is variable and tough to measure in creel stitch. However, if you know yourself to be a tight knitter, go up a needle size. It’s better to err on the side of being a bit looser than tighter.

Sportweight | Ewe Ewe Yarns “Ewe So Sporty” 100% superwash fine merino | 145 yards/132 meters in 50 g | 2 balls in two contrasting colors

Color A: Teal
Color B: Brushed Silver

US Size 4/3.5mm (16 in/40 cm) circular needle - ribbing
US Size 5/3.75mm (16 in/40 cm) circular needle - body

Darning needle to weave in ends
Stitch marker

Finished Measurement
22.5 in/56.25 cm circumference
9 in/22.5 cm tall