Chickpea Cowl designed by Mieka John


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Chickpeak Cowl Designed by Mieka John

If your hands have yet to know the delightful brps and brks of tuck stitches or you’re a master tuck stitch artist, this cowl is perfect to get your feet wet or fall in love with tuck stitches again in combination with some new techniques. This elegant texture interrupted by solid lines is beautiful and airy if draped around your neck once as an accent to your outfit or a cozy, dense last line of defense against wind if wrapped twice.

The cowl is worked in the round bottom up. The bottom edge begins with a fold created by knitting the provisional cast on round together with live stitches. The body is worked in a simple, textured and easy-to-remember tuck stitch pattern adapted from Nancy Marchant’s excellent book, “Tuck Stitches”. The three Tuck Stitch Sections are separated by welts created by knitting together two rows on the WS and finished off with one last welt binding off as you go.


  • Fingering weight yarn shown here in The Fox and the Knight Merino Fox Socks (75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon, 425m/465y per 100g)
  • C1: Pirate Angel (dark purple) – approx. 310 m / 339 yd
    C2: Your Bucky (light blue) – approx. 208 m / 228 yd

For the beautiful pattern we have a variety of yarns the you can use for this project. You need a yarn that is soft, why not try The Fibre Co Canopy Fingering or Pascuali Balayage, 


  • 4.0mm (US 6) 24”/60cm circular
    4.0mm (US 6) or smaller 24”/60cm circular or DPN


  • 20 stitches x 60 rows = 4”/10cm in Tuck Stitch Pattern


  • Stitch marker
  • 4.0 mm (US G-6) crochet hook
  • Smooth contrasting waste yarn in same weight
  • Tapestry needle


  • Provisional Cast On
  • Welts


One size – cowl measures approx. 47”/120cm in circumference and 7.5”/19cm in height