The Farewell Cowl

“I weep for Adonais – he is dead!”
Percy B. Shelley, Adonais, 1821.

Adonais, the beautiful poetic work of Percy B. Shelley, and moments of loss, are the inspiration for The Farewell Cowl. A simple and rhythmic design pairs a lace stitch pattern from Nineteenth Century with garter stitch bands offering moments of peace in times of need to the troubled soul. Instructions are given for a small one loop cowl and a long double loop cowl.


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  • Knit Picks Hawthorne Tonal, Superwash, 80% Fine Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide (Nylon), 1.50oz/100g, 357yds/ 326m; Corvallis, 1 (2) hanks.
  • US4 / 3.5mm – circular needles 32”/80cm long.
  • Notions: stitch markers or pieces of scrap yarn (optional), tapestry needle.


22sts x 24 rows for 4”/10cm in lace stitch.

Finished Size

Small 37” x 10.5” (94cm x 27cm); Large 56” x 10.5” (142cm x 27cm)

Skill level