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Terra Firma Cowl Pattern

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Pattern Information


Sport / 5-Ply
Per Skein:
335 yds / 305 m per 3.53 oz / 100 g skein
Fiber Content:
100% Superwash Merino Wool
Short: Fresco Y Seco; Medium: Fresco Y Seco; Long: Fresco Y Seco
Number of Skeins:
Short: 1; Medium: 1; Long: 2
Length Required:
Short: 310 yds / 290 m; Medium: 470 yds / 440 m; Long: 590 yds / 550 m


  • One 24 in / 40 cm circular needle in size needed to obtain listed gauge
    • Designer Used: US 7 / 4.5 mm
  • 1 extra 16" / 40cm interchangeable cable with end caps OR 20" / 50cm of smooth, non-felting waste yarn to use to hold the provisionally cast on stitches
  • 4 stitch markers for keeping track of stitch patterns
  • 1 yarn needle for grafting and weaving in ends


The full height (width while knitting) of the cowl is approximately 7.75" / 20 cm unblocked and 9" / 23 cm blocked.
Each 20-row repeat is approximately 2" / 5.25 cm unblocked and 2.5" / 6.35 cm blocked.

Using a different yarn or a different gauge will impact the size of the cowl and the amount of yarn used.


  • Circumference: 32.5" / 83 cm
  • Height: 9" / 23 cm
  • Circumference: 47.5" / 121 cm
  • Height: 9" / 23 cm
  • Circumference: 60" / 152 cm
  • Height: 9" / 23 cm

Construction & Schematic


Terra Firma is cast on provisionally, worked flat from the bottom-up, and then the ends are grafted together.

Get Ready: Set your project up for success by looking over the pattern, trying out new techniques, considering yarn substitutions, and swatching.
Cast On: With a provisional cast on and work a setup row to get ready to start the pattern.
Written/Charted Instructions: Work the 20-row repeat the number of times specified for the size chosen.
Finishing: Block to desired size. Graft together the cast on edge and the bind off edge, continuing the stitch pattern from Section 1 for a seamless bind off. Weave in ends.

Schematic for All Sizes

Pattern Terms

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