Merlin is my wonderfully delightful boxer, who’s usually a bundle of energy that needs to be burned. Sometimes this doesn’t always mix with the dreadful winters we get here in Edmonton, making walking Merlin a chilling experience. Cold breezes blowing down my neck color is uncomfortable and leads to much shorter walks.

Elwin is a cozy DK weight cowl that has helped remedy those gusts of wind from making its way down my collar, protecting me from the cold and allowing me to get my walks in with Merlin (which is something we both need!).

Worked both flat and in the round, Elwin consists of both written directions and charts. The pattern includes detailed instructions for the techniques used. Notes are included if you’d prefer a cowl with a bigger circumference, or a longer one – which makes this pattern incredibly easy to swap out different yarn weights/gauges for.


Elwin is available in French, German & English.

Skill Level

Materials List
• US5 (3.75 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge
• Tapestry needle
• Cable needle
• 2 Stitch markers
• 250 yds (229 m) DK weight yarn

Suggested Yarn
Log House Cottage – Kid Lux Smooth
60% Merino 35% Kid Mohair 15% Nylon
270 yds (246 m) / 2.5 oz (100 g)
Colorway: Indigo

20 stitches by 26 rows in stockinette stitch = 4”/ 10 cm on US5 (3.75 mm) needles, after blocking.

Finished Measurements
Approximately 17.5”/ 44 cm circumference, 15”/ 38 cm in length after blocking.

NOTE ABOUT LOW VISION FORMAT A large print/low visibility English version of this pattern is available in this download, with 22pt print in Arial. The large print/low visibility pattern contains written directions only; there are no charts or schematics. This document was accessibility checked by MS Word and works with the read-aloud function as well.

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