New Pattern! The Quietude Cowl

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My new cowl pattern is released today! This is the Quietude Cowl and it is now available to download from the websiteRavelry and Payhip.

If you are looking for a quick knit accessory to take you from Winter to Spring, the Quietude Cowl would be the perfect cast-on.

Inspired by the quiet stillness of nature, the lace pattern has a single bead crowning each lace motif, like Spring flowers lining a woodland path. Or you can make the cowl without the beads if you prefer.

Knitted in the round for a seamless finish, this accessory is as pretty as it is cozy. 

Video tutorials are linked for all of the stitches used, including how to add the beads with a crochet hook.

The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knitted prior to publication.

The Quietude Cowl is a sister pattern to the Quietude Shawl and was designed to use up any contrast colour from the shawl border. Both patterns use the same lace motif throughout.


The cowl uses 1.75oz / 50g or 218yds / 200m of yarn so if you have knitted the shawl and started a 100g / 400m skein for the border then this project is ideal for using up the rest of your yarn. 

If you have not yet knitted the Quietude shawl and would like to there is a 40% discount code for the shawl included in the cowl pattern!

Stitches used: Knit, purl, sl2tog-k1-psso, k2tog, ssk, yo

Sizes: One Size

Measurements: The finished blocked cowl measures 24” (61cm) in circumference and 12” (30.5cm) in depth once blocked

Materials Used:

  • 218yd / 200m, 1.75 oz / 50g, 4-ply or fingering-weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree, Steni Vala - 50% merino / 50% silk, in the Emerald colourway (0.5 skein)
  • 187 x size 6 (4mm) beads
  • A 0.75mm crochet hook
  • US size 5 (3.75mm) 16” (40cm) circular needle
  • A stitch marker


Gauge: 23 stitches and 32 rnds to 4” / 10cm on 4mm needles in stockinette stitch after blocking.

To purchase the pattern click HERE

The pattern has been professionally tech edited by Julia Targett, and was test knitted by Pat, Lila, Christine, Margaret and Audrey - thank you!


And here's some feedback from the Test Knitters:

"I really enjoyed knitting this pattern. It is fun, kept me interested and the results are lovely! It is so fun to add the beads and see the lace pattern grow as you knit. It is a fast knit and really looks special when finished" - Christine

"Another excellent pattern by Jemma Arrowsmith. I love knitting lace, but have been frightened of adding beads to my knitting. This pattern was perfect for that first step in beadwork" - Lila

"I love the pattern, it's a simple knit with enough going on to keep you interested, and the cowl is a nice size for smartening up a coat and keeping your neck warm at the same time" - Margaret

"I had been following “Under the Olive Tree” and love many of the designs. Having just knit the Quietude Cowl, I found this pattern well written and the finished results very rewarding. I look forward to doing more of their patterns in the future" - Pat

"I am not experienced at using a circular needle so this is a lovely project to practice on, simple. The finished cowl is a gorgeous accessory" - Audrey

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like the new pattern! If you make this cowl do come and share your progress and photos in our friendly Facebook Group - Under the Olive Tree Knitters - I'd love to see it!

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