Urban Troubadour Cowl l

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An original colourful modern rendition of a medieval cowl by Belgian designer Mary-Lena Lynx. It can be worn as a hood or a capelet by either sex. It comes in two colourways both dyed with dyes that could have been used 800 years ago in the time of the troubadour.

Urban Troubadour I, the light blue-rusty brown version is dyed with madder, woad and weld. Urban Troubadour II, the dark rose-purple version is dyed with cochineal (originally this would have been Kermes from the local oaks), weld and woad with a touch of indigo.


  • 1 x 60cm circular needle 3mm / US 2.5 for small size.
  • 1 x 60cm circular needle 3.5mm / US 4 for medium
  • 1 x 60cm circular needle 4mm / US 6 for large.

Size: The medium cowl is total length 70cm (27.5"), top width 30cm (12"), bottom width 57cm(22.5".)

Skill level: Intermediate.

The Urban Troubadour I Kit includes:

  • A 10 page pattern with written and charted instructions, e-mailed to you in pdf form.
  • Sufficient Organic Dorset Poll yarn in shades of Toulouse, Bleu Turquin, Ös, Troubadour, Vidal and Tempête to complete a medium sized cowl. Plus a skein of spare wool for your swatch.

You will receive a link to download the pattern in your order confirmation email.