Light & Lacy Cascading Waves Cowlette

©2021 Handmade by Stacy J


The Light & Lacy Cascading Waves Cowlette is perfect for when the weather is turning a little warmer, but you’d still like a little something to help take the chill off. It’s light, it’s lacy, it’s beautiful, AND it only uses one hank of yarn! You can adapt it to be a long infinity scarf, however the yarn quantities will increase.

It’s very simple to adapt for a larger size, but be aware that your yarn quantity will vary. I do recommend the yarn that I used, or something similar in a heavier fingering weight. I did another sample in a light fingering weight and it came out a couple inches smaller. However, casting on another 24 stitches should do the trick to make the circumference closer to the pattern size.

There is a video that I created on YouTube that is specific to this stitch technique for you (you can scroll down to the bottom of this post to view it or click here). The German Twist Cast On works really well for this stitch, however you’re welcome to use preferred method; I just recommend that it’s a little stretchy.

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Measures: Circumference: 34 inches (86.36 cm);

Height: 15 inches (38.1 cm)

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Gauge in Stockinette Stitch: 22 Sts x 25 Rows = 4”

Materials Needed:



  • The recommended yarn is a slightly heavier fingering weight (almost like a sport weight); if you choose to use lighter yarn, you may want to cast on an additional 24 stitches for one more pattern repeat to make it closer to the indicated circumference.

  • To adjust the circumference width, add or subtract in multiples of 24 sts; to adjust height, add or subtract rows in increments of 12.

  • Place a stitch marker between each repeat of 24 sts on Round 1 to allow for easier tracking of repeats between the *.

  • Click here for the video tutorial for the Cascading Waves Knit Stitch in the Round, scroll to the bottom of this post or visit:

Stitches Used:

K: Knit

P: Purl

K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together

Psso: Pass slipped stitch over

Sl1, k2tog, psso: Slip next stitch, knit 2 together, then pass slipped stitch over.

Sl wyif: Slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in front

Ssk: Slip, slip, knit 

Yo: Yarn over


Set up:

Cast on 192 using the German Twist Cast on; join in the round taking care not to twist your stitches & place a unique or different colored stitch marker to designate beginning of the round


Knit one round


Pattern Directions:

Round 1: *K1, yo, k5, ssk, (p1, k1) × 3, p1, k2tog, k5, yo, k2; rep * around

Round 2: *K2, yo, k5, ssk, (k1, p1) × 2, k1, k2tog, k5, yo, k3; rep * around 

Round 3: *K3, yo, k5, ssk, p1, k1, p1, k2tog, k5, yo, k4; rep * around 

Round 4: *K4, yo, k5, ssk, k1, k2tog, k5, yo, k5; rep * around

Round 5: *K5, yo, k5, sl1, k2tog, psso, k5, yo, k6; rep * around 

Round 6: Knit

Round 7: *Sl wyif × 2, p1; rep * around

Rounds 8 - 11: Repeat rounds 6 - 7 

Round 12: Knit

Repeat rounds 1-12 five more times

Repeat rounds 1-6 once more


Knit one more round

Bind off knitwise

Weave in your ends, block, enjoy and tag me on your makes @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyj - I’d love to see them!


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