Cowl pattern PDF: Grandes etudes. Hand Knitted Cowl. Original Design. PDF downloadable pattern.


This is a digital file

Get Shipping Estimate
In stock
Digital download

Made in San Diego, California

Item details

*****This is a pattern on how to knit a shawl not an actual shawl.*****

*****This pattern is also available as a part of the e-book “Variations on a Theme”****

“Grandes études” pattern is a set of two cowls knitted in a simple slipped stitch pattern. The slight tweak to the pattern gives an option of knitting two cowls that look completely different while using same slipped stitch technique. Both cowls are fast and easy projects. Enjoy!

Finished Size:
The sample cowl knitted using slipped stitch Variation 1 after blocking measures 140 cm (55 inches) long and 28cm (11 inches) wide. The sample cowl knitted using slipped stitch Variation 2 after blocking measures 140cm (55 inches) long and 31 cm (12 inches) wide. You can easily make your cowls bigger or smaller by changing the number repeats.

Yarn: The sample cowl knitted using slipped stitch Variation 1 was knitted with:
Classic Elite Yarns Fresco (60% Wool, 30% Alpaca, 10% Angora, Sport 5ply).
3 skeins = 483.8 yards (442.4 m) of colorway “5303 Cinder”
The sample cowl knitted using slipped stitch Variation 2 was knitted with:
ColourMart Merino/Mohair 2/16NM (80% Merino, 20% Mohair, Fingering 4ply wt)
0.65 skeins = 845.0 yards (772.7m) of colorway “Gris meddio”. Yarn held double.

Pattern is both charted and written and includes Slipped Stitch lace photo tutorial.

More photographs and info can be found here:

Average review
I love the way this cowl looks and wish my attempt at making it had turned out better. Unfortunately, this turned out to be more complicated than a simple slip stitch pattern for me.
Jan 11, 2014 by Rachel Ackerman
Perfect! The instructions a very detailed with a lot of photos and helpful explanations to abbreviations etc. This year I'm determined to give mostly handmade items as Xmas presents, so these cowls will make beautiful gifts for loved ones. Can't wait to get started! Thank you, Diana!
Sep 16, 2013 by knittingant

More from this seller

Digital downloads
File delivery
Your files will be available to download once payment is confirmed. Here's how.


I currently accept PayPal only.

Returns & exchanges

Due to the nature of PDF files, I cannot offer refunds for patterns. Please contact me with any questions you might have before purchasing my patterns.
If you are not satisfied with your order, please contact me! I will try my best to resolve any questions and issues you might have with the patterns.

For actual hand knitted items, If you are not completely happy with your purchase, you will have 7 days to return the item(s) in their original unused condition for a full refund.

Additional policies

All my patterns are my own original designs. My patterns are sold for personal, non commercial use only. Items made from my patterns may not be sold online, in person, in boutiques, etc. without the written consent of the author. These patterns cannot be copied or reproduced for any purpose other then personal use. For all questions regarding legal use of my patterns, please contact Diana Rozenshteyn at I am the sole licensee and copyright holder to my designs.

Your order constitutes your agreement with "Sunny Knits by Diana" terms of use, which is as follows:

"Sunny Knits by Diana" patterns are licensed for personal use only and not to exhibit as your own design and not to sell the finished items.


I'm always interested in wholesale! Please contact me via Etsy Conversations or email for wholesale queries and terms.