ayamaru cowl

Ayamaru Cowl by La Visch Designs

The Ayamaru Cowl, with its distinct texture resembling scales, is named after the Ayamaru rainbowfish. This cowl is designed to make the most of that one special skein of hand-dyed fingering weight yarn.

The diagonal scallop stitch featuring in the body of the cowl shows off the many colors often present in hand-dyed yarns. The garter stitch Latvian Twist edge gives a lovely finish and also prevents the fabric from rolling. Wear the larger size as a big loop to show off your yarn and stitching, or doubled up for optimal warmth. Pick the smaller size for a closer fitting cowl.

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Difficulty level

Work this cowl in the round, it also requires Kitchener stitch (grafting). This pattern contains a photo tutorial on how to work a Latvian Twist edge. Therefore, the Ayamaru cowl pattern is suitable for the intermediate knitter.

Sizes and Finished Measurements

Available in 2 sizes S (L) – finished dimensions: 22 cm (8 ½ inches) wide and 58 (116) cm (23 (45 ½) inches) circumference, measured after blocking.

Pattern details

  • Worked in the round
  • Written for a gauge of approx. 22 sts / 36 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) on smaller needles in Scallop Stitch pattern, measured after blocking
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie)
  • Digital PDF has 3 pages (A4 size)


  • 50 (100) g / 204 (407) m (223 (445) yds) of fingering weight yarn
  • 2 size 4 mm (US Size 6) 80 cm (24 inches) circular needles, one for grafting
  • Needles one size larger than size to obtain gauge, for cast on only
  • Yarn needle
  • 1 “end-of-round” stitch marker
  • Piece of waste yarn (approx. 1 m / 1.1 yds)