Wings & Keys Cowl by Tanis Gray

Wings & Keys Cowl

August 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in charted patt
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
30″ circumference and 
14.5” tall
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By 1900, science had unlocked many of nature’s secrets, and technology had started to reshape the world with telephones, electric lighting, and automobiles. This unisex cowl in shades of amber combines bees and butterflies with vintage brass keys.


DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 30″ circumference and 
14.5” tall.

YARN Dragonfly Fibers Valkyrie (100% superwash Merino; 200 yd /
 4 oz): spooky (brown; A) and golden compass (gold; B), 1 skein each.

NEEDLES Size 8 (5 mm): 24″ circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Marker; tapestry needle.

GAUGE 18 sts and 23 rnds = 4″ in charted patt.

NOTES This cowl is worked in the round from the bottom up.

In 2021 the pattern rights reverted back to the designer with permission given by Long Thread Media (who purchased Interweave). Photos have been used with permission.