cabled shawl collar

Dear Knitter,

In the video above, I show you the Saffron Shallow Shawl-Collared Cardigan & Cap in the current issue of Wool Gathering (#109). The video provides a brief verbal description of the attached shawl collar. Full instructions can be found in Wool Gathering Issue 109 or subscribe to this longstanding 12-page publication. Each print issue includes a code for you to download a digital copy for free. Subscribers receive 4 issues over two years in fall in spring for $25 (U.S.) or $30 (International), shipping included.

Variations of knitted collars

There are many ways to knit different shapes of collars - both shawl and otherwise.

The following three designs of Elizabeth Zimmermann's (all knitted horizontally along with the garment) are in her book, Knit One Knit All.

  1. EZ’s Long Collared Jacket with rectangular lapels
  2. Blazer style lapels on EZ's Bavarian Jacket (plus her ingenious Bent Elbows)
  3. EZ’s wonderful Suspender Sweater with a deep pointed collar.

image of a young woman wearing EZ's long collared jacket, side view elizabeth zimmermann and husband arnold wearing their matching bavarian jackets young woman wearing a yellow and pink striped suspender cardigan looking at pumpkins


The Elizabeth Zimmermann Coat (Schoolhouse Press Pattern 51) has a very deep, curved collar (worked along with the coat), and instructions for two versions @ two different gauges.

Meg Swansen in blue EZ Coat showing back of collar close up of blue EZ Coat collar folded down ez coat collar

Vertical shawl collars knitted onto the finished jacket include the current Wool Gathering issue (#109), and my Shawl-Collared Vest, including cables and reversible Phoney Seams on collar.

man wearing the natural shawl collared vest with cable detail close up of shawl collared vest top close up of shawl collared vest closed