Here in Virginia, our winters are usually very mild. This one is no exception. Still I was in the mood for a cowl, and being the type of person I am, I was in the mood to design and knit it myself. I modified a lace pattern from another project to make this scrumptious cowl which is knit in the round. It measures 7″ high by 30″ in circumference. It has a nice drape, as a cowl should. This cowl incorporates the ribbing into the lacework giving it a cohesive look.
Gauge: 22 st. / 4 in.
Needle used : 5, 29″ circular
Yarn used : 1.5 Balls of Bucilla Alpaca-Mist, 60% Alpaca / 40% Acrylic (sadly discontinued)
Recommended yarn : Sport-weight, 175 yards
Notions : 8 stitch markers
Cast on 160 stitches using the German cast-on method.
Rounds 1-12 : K1, ( P2 , K2 ) * until one stitch remains, K1
Begin lace pattern as follows (chart provided below):
Round 13 (and all odd rows worked in pattern) : Knit
Place stitch marker after every 20th stitch.
Round 14 : K1, P1, K3, YO, K2, SSK, K5, K2TOG, K2, YO, P1, K1
Round 16 : K1, P1, K4, YO, K2, SSK, K3, K2TOG, K2, YO, K1, P1, K1
Round 18 : K1, P1, K5, YO, K2, SSK, K1, K2TOG, K2, YO, K2, P1, K1
Round 20 : K1, P1, YO, K2, SSK, K5, K2TOG, K2, YO, K3, P1, K1
Round 22 : K1, P1, K1, YO, K2, SSK, K3, K2TOG, K2, YO, K4, P1, K1
Round 24 : K1, P1, K2, YO, K2, SSK, K1, K2TOG, K2, YO, K5, P1, K1
Repeat rows 13 – 24 twice more.
Row 49 : Knit
Rounds 50-61 : K1, ( P2 , K2 ) * until one stitch remains, K1
Cast off knit-wise.
Click the chart to embiggen:
I just couldn’t wait for the New Year to knock an item off my list, could I? Well, I consider this pattern a work in process. Any suggestions on how to improve it are most welcome!