The Diana Cowl

Inspired by Diana Barry of the Anne of Green Gables novels, this cowl is delicate and light, and keeps things not too serious. Diana is the kindred spirit and companion of Anne’s heart. She loves handiwork and does all kinds of delicate lacework in the novels. 

This one is dedicated to Diana and Anne’s friendship, and to my daughter, whose middle name is Anne, who wanted a cowl version of the Nicole Shawl “So I don’t keep losing the scarf.”



1 size fits most with following finished dimensions:

Circumference: 22” / 56 cm
Length front: 13.5” / 34 cm
Length back: 2.5” / 6.5 cm

Yarn & Yardage

1 skeins each of Hinterland Yarn Dusk (single-ply woolen spun, fingering-weight yarn; 112 g / 395 yards / 360 m) in Snow (MC) and Truffle (CC) 

Or fingering-weight yarn that achieves gauge in the following amounts: 
MC: 160 yards
CC: 60 yards


20” / 50 cm OR 24” / 60 cm circular needles in the following sizes: 
Main Fabric: US5 / 3.75mm, or needle used to match gauge
Ending Border: US4 / 3.5mm, or one size smaller than main fabric needle. 


20 sts by 30 rows = 4 x 4” = 10 x 10 cm Stockinette stitch knit in the round
16 sts by 26 rows = 3.5 x 3” = 9 x 7.5 cm in lace (two repeats horizontally and vertically) 


Crochet hook and waste yarn for garter tab cast on, 4 stitch markers, 1 unique marker for BOR, tapestry needle.