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Kahlua Swirls cowl

Kahlua Swirls cowl
Kahlua Swirls cowl.

Warm and cozy, this rich coffee-colored hand-knit lace cowl is a lovely accessory to dress-up any blouse or outfit. Knit in super-soft merino wool and Tussah silk, this cowl adds a touch of warmth on a cold winter’s day.

I adapted the Jaali pattern to make this cowl, using each of the charts and knitting in the round. It was actually easier knitting this than a regular shawl with this pattern. The yarn was left over from the Bronze Blooming Stitches shawl I’d knit earlier this year and it seems a little faded even though I stored it in a drawer out of the light. I decided to try give it a coffee dye bath after knitting, to bump up the brown color and I’m delighted with the results. It’s a gorgeous brown and the silk gives it a metallic sheen. This was my first time doing a microwave dye bath and I found it to be very easy to do. It’s a great way to change left-over yarn when you already have too much of the same color.

Color: bronze, brown, coffee.
Size: One size (S – XL). Measures 22″ circumference by 15″ long.
50% Merino wool, 50% Tussah silk
Hand wash – lay flat or dry clean.


Kahlua Swirls cowl
Front view of cowl.

Kahlua Swirls cowl
Back view of cowl.

Kahlua Swirls cowl
Close up of pattern.

Kahlua Swirls cowl
Full view of cowl.

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This shawl has been sold. 🙂
Special thanks to Kitman Figueroa for creating such a lovely pattern.