Downton Pattern by Very Shannon

A romantic yet modern lace cowl that’s perfect for showing off that gorgeous hand dyed yarn you’ve been coveting.

The Downton Cowl is a chevron lace cowl inspired by the castle in the tv show Downton Abbey that has a structural & garter like border that mimics & symbolizes the stability of a home - the foundation and the roof. Don’t we all know how up and down life is in between :) After all…where do you think downton abbey get’s all it’s story lines from…lol.

The Downton Cowl uses only (1) skein of yarn, is knit in the round and can easily be made in one evening. It’s a quick project that is both satisfying in it’s design but also fast in it’s execution.


  • 17 sts and 25 rows = 4in/10cm in St st worked flat and blocked. 
  • 16 sts and 25 rows = 4in/10cm in Downton Lace Pattern worked flat and blocked.

Finished Measurements: Approx 13.5in/34cm wide and 9.75in/24cm high, flat & blocked.

Materials Used: 1 skein Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% Superwash Merino, 225yds/206m), shown in Glazed Pecan [dk]

Needle Size: 5mm/US8 24in circular needle Or size to obtain gauge

Pattern Includes: Both fully written and charted instructions.

Skill Level: Intermediate