Ladder by La Visch Designs

Designed for pretty hand spun yarn, the Ladder cowl pattern lets yarns with medium to long color runs really shine. The name is derived from the stitch pattern because it resembles the steps of a ladder. Wear it as a long loop or pulled down over the shoulders to keep them nice and warm.

This cowl is knit in the round, with an easy knit-purl stitch pattern. A great design to get more comfortable with knitting in the round or a wonderful relaxing knit for more experienced knitters.

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Difficulty level

This cowl is knit in the round, stitches used are knit and purl. Therefor this pattern is suitable for the advanced beginner.

Size and finished measurements

Sizes S (M, L), finished dimensions: 79 (90, 102) cm (31 (36, 41) inches) circumference and 42 cm (16 ½ inches) tall.  The sample cowl shown is in size S.

Pattern details

  • Worked in the round
  • Written for a gauge of approx. 18.6 sts / 27.5 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in stitch pattern (after gentle blocking).
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie)
  • Digital PDF has 2 pages (A4 size)


  • Yarn: 345 (395, 450) m or 380 (435, 492) yds sport weight yarn.
  • 4 mm (US #6) 80 cm (32 inches) circular needle and a 4.5 mm (US 7) 80 cm (32 inches) circular needle, for CO and BO only.
  • Yarn needle
  • 1 “end-of-round” stitch marker