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Narbeth Cowl Kit

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The striking weaving patterns of Wales and Estonia inspired this geometric design named after a village in Wales filled with treasured woven textiles in antique shops. It’s perfect for knitting a modern piece in bold colours or going for a more subtle effect.

Aleks Byrd designed Narbeth Cowl for Walcot Yarns Opus. This wonderful knit includes a printed copy of the pattern and two skeins of Opus.


  • This cowl is knit in the round to make a tube with the ends grafted together.
  • It begins with a provisional cast-on, such as a crochet cast-on method with waste yarn.
  • Lock floats in sections where there are more than 7 stitches of one colour. This is done by crossing the floating yarn colour over the yarn used for knitting the next stitch.
  • The provisional cast-on in the waste yarn is carefully undone to place the live stitches onto a second set of needles for grafting using the Kitchener stitch method.

YARN: Walcot Yarns Opus (Sport; 70% Falkland Merino; 30% baby alpaca, 325 m / 355 yd per 100g) in MC (Charcoal): 1 skein, CC: (Splashed White): 1 skein

GAUGE: 16 sts x 13 rounds = 5 cm / 2” in pattern stitch after blocking

SIZE: 15 cm / 6” wide & 125.75 cm / 49.5” long

NEEDLES (not included in kit): 3mm (US2.5) 40 cm/16” circular needles x 2

NOTIONS (not included in the kit): Tapestry needle, waste yarn, crochet hook and stitch marker