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A very bold and textured lace stitch works perfectly for this stunning cowl design! Curving knit stitches contrasted with eyelet holes and Reverse Stockinette stitch sections add tons of visual interest. The lace stitch creates a natural scalloped edge for the cast on edge. The bind off edge is finished with a few rounds of ribbing.
This cowl can be worn as shown, or flipped so the scalloped edge is up top. It can be pulled up, worn with the cowl draped down, or even stretched a little over the shoulders for a different look.
A great quick gift knit using only 2 hanks of the soft Swish Bulky yarn from Knit Picks! Plus, it's all knit in the round, so NO SEAMS. Gotta love that!
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Finished Knit Measurements: 28 ½" [72.5 cm] around x 12 ¼" [31 cm] high.
Yarn Used: Knit Picks Swish Bulky (100% Superwash Merino Wool); 3.5 oz/100 g [137 yds/125 m] per hank): 2 hanks in Squirrel Heather #23511.
Pattern Gauge: Approximately 17 sts = 4 ¾" [12 cm] and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Lace St Patt on size 10 ¾ [7mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn with a gauge of 3 - 3.75 sts = 1" on US size 10 - 11 needles..
Total Yardage Required: 274 yds [250 m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash
Misti Alpaca Chunky
Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran
Malabrigo Yarn Chunky
Cascade Yarns Venezia Bulky
Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky
Misti Alpaca Tonos Chunky
Lion Brand Alpine Wool B
erroco Vintage™ Chunky
madelinetosh tosh chunky
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: 24" long circular needles in Size 10 ¾ [7 mm] OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
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Posted by Joanna on 9th Dec 2014
Have just made several of these for Xmas prezzies. Can be done in a day. Very easy to follow instructions. I used Cascade Eco+ for all the ones I've knitted, and they look fabulous (if I do say so myself!). The row worksheet was VERY helpful.
Posted by michelle on 29th Sep 2012
I very much enjoyed knitting such a beautiful cowl. The directions were clear, and I found worksheet to keep track of the rows extremely helpful.