This fun cowl used a slip stitch pattern to create some great colour pops. The addition of an I-cord drawstring at the top keeps you snug and even gives you the option of changing it into a hat!

What's covered in this workshop?

This Teachable course goes hand-in-hand with the included written Feather Wave knitting pattern so you'll never be left wondering how to approach a section.

Some of the techniques covered in this course are:

  • Stranded Colourwork Technique
  • Colour Combinations
  • Colour Play
  • Wooking I-cord
  • Working Eyelets
  • Floats and Colour Addition
  • Magic Loop
  • Finishing

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Wondering About the Feather Wave Cowl?

Press play on this video and Carol will explain pattern construction and some of the tips and techniques you'll find inside this learn to knit course:

Meet Your Teacher

Carol trained initially as a textile artist and then as a structural engineer. While both of these backgrounds are very different the influences can be seen in her design work which is well-shaped, flattering to wear and enjoyable to knit.

She strives to design clothing with a difference: not overly complex, but still giving a very unique end product. She likes to work with different construction methods, so long as they enhance the knitting experience and make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item.

Carol has been widely published in books and magazine and travels the world teaching in yarn shops and fibre festivals. The classes she teaches cover a wide range of subjects from cables and chart reading, through garment shaping and customisation right through to short rows and colourwork. In her classes you'll move from learning the basics to refining your knitting skills and fixing problems.

Pattern Information


One Size


Finished Circumference: 21” / 53.5 cm

Length: 9.75” / 25 cm


Stolen Stitches ‘Nua Worsted’ (60% Merino, 20% Yak, 20% Linen; 109 yds / 100 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g); colours:

MC: August Storm (9809); 2 skeins

CC1: Harvest Moon (9816): 1 skein

CC2: Café Flamingo (9812): 1 skein

CC3: Rolling Bales (9808): 1 skein

Approx. Yarn Used: MC: 166 yds / 152 m; CC1: 34 yds / 31 m; CC2: 24 yds / 22 m; CC3: 10 yds / 9 m.


US size 7 / 4.5 mm circ needle, 20” / 50 cm long

Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.

Stitch marker, tapestry needle.


19 sts and 38 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter Stitch, blocked

21 sts and 34 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Feather Wave Pattern, blocked

Do You Need A Yarn Kit?

Yarn kits are available for all of our project workshops. You can find the exact colour that Carol chose herself or choose from colour combinations provided.

Feather Wave is knit using our Nua Sport yarn. Nua’s secret lies in its unique blend of Merino, Yak, and Linen, designed with cables and textured stitches in mind. It can be described in two words - cosy luxury.

So if you'd like to pick up a yarn kit or put your own colour combinations together just click the button below: