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Quiet Thicket by Stephanie Lotven

When I was a child, my sister, cousins and I used to roam around at my aunt’s farm, looking for secret spots to sneak away from the grown-ups. We pushed through brush, climbed fences, and wandered through the forest. We loved a quiet thicket of trees between cow pastures where we could share our stories and giggle together. The Quiet Thicket cowl is inspired by those simple, beautiful days in the sunshine.

Quiet Thicket is a calming, meditative knit that will keep your needles happy and help you bust through your stash yarn. Worked SEAMLESSLY from the top down, it knits up quickly (like any good cowl should), but wears like a hassle-free shawl. Unlike traditional tube cowls that rumple into a pile of knitting around your neck, this shawl-shaped construction lets your knitting shine by creating a triangular front and shortened back. The shape is wonderful, wearable, and just plain fun to knit.

This Cowl Includes:

  • Top-Down, Seamless Construction

  • Shawl-Shaped Wearability

  • Striking Colorwork

  • Charts & Written Instructions

Child (Adult)


Neck Opening: 17 (19.5) inches / 43 (49) cm
Front Length: 21 (26) inches / 53.5 (66) cm
Back Length: 9 (13) inches / 23 (33) cm

US 4 (3.5mm) 20-inch (50cm) circular or as required to meet gauge

23 sts & 30 rounds = 4 inches 10cm in stockinette flat & in the round after blocking

23 sts & 30 rounds = 4 inches 10cm in colorwork motif in the round after blocking

4 stitch markers & tapestry needle

knitting flat, knitting in the round, garter tab cast on, stranded colorwork