Polkamania! Cowl – by Felicity Ford


Polkamania! is a cosy, soft cowl that’s long enough to wrap twice around your neck. It’s worked as a tube in the round, then the ends are grafted together. Duplicate stitch is used on the last round of your knitting to produce the illusion that your cowl is seamless and continuous.

The pattern takes a simple polka dot motif and reiterates it 24 times across two hues of yarn, exploring how light and dark versions of those hues work together when combined. Each section is a unique configuration of light/dark and pattern/background so that knitting the cowl never gets boring. The result of your labour is a harmonious and instructive garment that showcases a variety of yarn combinations.


John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers mini skeins, 4-ply (100% organically farmed Falklands Merino) 25g / 109yds/100m

Shown in Shades: 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18; 1 mini skein each

Please be aware that our mini skeins do not have batch numbers. Rest assured, however, that we do do our very best to ensure that each and every batch of yarn is as identical as possible.


14.5cm/5¾” wide (width when laid flat) x 175cm/69” tall (circumference after grafting)

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2.75mm / US 2 DPNS or circulars for your preferred method of working in the round.


Darning needle, stitch marker.


37 sts & 33 rows = 10 cm / 4” over colourwork stocking stitch in the round after blocking.