The Lamp (Cowl)

A shawl and cowl inspired by the whalemen’s quarters below the Pequod’s deck.

The Lamp can be worked as either a cowl or a shawl (the pattern includes instructions for both), with either a garter stitch edging, which is worked as part of the main panel, or a simple crochet edging, which is worked after the main panel is complete.


172 yds worsted weight yarn

Size 9 (5.5mm) straight or circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge

Size D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hook (for crochet edge version only)

Cable needle

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

5 buttons, approximately 3/8″ in diameter

Sewing needle and thread in matching color to attach buttons