Linto Creek Cowl Pattern Release

Linto Creek Cowl knitting pattern by Andrea @ This Knitted Life. Knit with two skeins of Lang Asia (yak silk blend). Simply dreamy.

In case you were wondering what you were going to do this weekend, I’ve got you covered. It is my great pleasure to introduce you to the Linto Creek Cowl, now available on Ravelry for $5.00 USD.


I seriously loved this cowl from the very beginning. The silk-yak yarn was just so dreamy to work with. This is easily my favorite cowl I have ever knit, mostly because it behaves itself. Plus it was easy. I don’t like finicky. Or messy. I knit to relax. This cowl has been drama-free ever since it came off my needles.

Truly.Linto Creek Cowl pattern by Andrea @ This Knitted Life. No cabling. No rolling. Knit in the round, so no seaming. Easy!

This is a simple knit-purl pattern. No cabling.


Oh, and did I mention it’s knit in the round? Well, it is. No seaming, either.

Double bam.Linto Creek Cowl pattern by Andrea @ This Knitted Life. No cabling. No rolling. Knit in the round, so no seaming. Easy!

I loved working with Lang Asia, a yak-silk blend. This was one of the few times I have strayed from wool. What can I say, I am sheep (or occasionally alpaca) loyalist.

The Linto Creek Cowl has been knit by a lovely cadre of test knitters. Many of them substituted yarns of the wool variety and seemed pleased with the results. (Check out their fabulous cowls over on the Project page.)

DSC_0015Linto Creek Cowl pattern by Andrea @ This Knitted Life. No cabling. No rolling. Knit in the round, so no seaming. Easy!

This is one of those patterns that will always work. Just grab some fingering weight yarn from your stash and go. The cowl can be worn long or looped twice for the cozy-snug effect. (It was HOT during our photo shoot, so we stuck with Loop Once.) Many thanks to the lovely and talented Anna for modeling! really loved this mock cable stitch. It had so much depth. We’re talking yarn topography for miles. The hills. The valleys. So much going on.

(Did I mention the whole yak-silk combo was INSANELY soft?)

FullSizeRender So…if you are wondering what to cast on for the Olympic Knitathon or Ravellenic games, this is your knit. Think of it as fate.

(Note there is a new Ravelry thread for Olympic Knitathon Finished Objects here.)


The Linto Creek Cowl can be found here on Ravelry. Enjoy!

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  • Reply knittedblissjc August 6, 2016 at 6:13 am

    So pretty!! It looks fantastic, I’m a big fan of that stitch.

  • Reply itsallaboutpurple August 6, 2016 at 10:15 am

    your model is gorgeous but why don’t you model?? now…i have a few questions?? i am the queen of cowls but how can you be sure i will be able to knit this?? it looks, well, complicated. and i am a bit of a yarn virgin…i just don’t have any confidence about picking out yarn.

    it’s gorgeous, really gorgeous..i love the color and the “bulky” look of the stitch. did you design this??

    • Reply itsallaboutpurple August 6, 2016 at 10:17 am

      and i have been mia, in the hospital, so i am trying to catch up AND missed yarn along!!!

      • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life August 7, 2016 at 10:14 pm

        First, I am so sorry to hear about this hospital busineess! That does not sound good.

        As to modeling, I think my friend is more photogenic. Although yes, thank you, we are both pretty, wink.

        Yes I think you could knit this. Just knits and parks and slipping s,such over some others to make a faux cable. Yes, my wn design. I also like he dimensionality of it.

        Take good care

    • Reply Katie August 7, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      I did the test knit, and trust me, if you can knit and purl, you can do this. It’s basically minimum effort for maximum results.

  • Reply Stefanie August 7, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    I like how this mock cable stands out in the infinity scarf. It’ll be interesting to see someone make this with variegated yarn.

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise August 8, 2016 at 5:46 am

    hip hip horray!! it looks beautiful and I loved knitting that pattern up!!!

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