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Cowls, cowls, cowls! I can't get enough of them. They make my life easier and that's always a good thing. They are often seamless knitting projects too, which is definitely a great thing!
This one is nice and easy to wear. Knit in the round with pretty lace panels. Finished top and bottom with rows of neat Garter st. Eyelet holes along the top to thread the drawstring. Optional pom-poms to embellish the drawstring ends and add a little whimsy. The drawstring makes the cowl's fit adjustable to your daily moods.
Make this the everyday cowl that makes you smile.
Finished Knit Measurements: Approx 26 ¼" [66.5 cm] circumference; 10 ¾" [27.5 cm] height.
Yarn Used: Knit Picks Gloss HW (70% Merino Wool/30% Silk); 3.5 oz/100 g [164 yds/150 m] per hank): 2 hanks in color Fedora #24739.
Pattern Gauge: Approx 11 sts = 3" [7.5 cm] and 21 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in Vine Lace stitch patt.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A heavy worsted weight yarn with a gauge of 4-4.5 sts = 1" on US size 7-9 needles.
Total Yardage Required: 212 yds [194 m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 10 ½ [6.5 mm]: 16 - 24" [40 - 60 cm] circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by Yanna Michaelides on 13th Jun 2015
Very well written. Clear instructions. Easy to follow.
Posted by Lynette on 17th May 2015
Will definitely be making a few cowls as gifts for my daughters. Easy to follow pattern and looks gorgeous as do all your patterns.
Posted by Unknown on 17th Feb 2015
Great pattern.........easy to follow........tension was perfect!!!
Posted by Unknown on 12th Dec 2013
I was looking for a cowl pattern as I had some beautiful slate grey merino mix and this lace pattern is perfect. With having the 3 purl i started the next row without even checking which round i would be on. The pattern is easy to follow, therefore no problem to put down and pick up again if you are interrupted. I will definitely knit it again.
Posted by Jen on 30th Oct 2013
I love this pattern. Reason why is that I usually get lost knitting lace,can't find my way back and give up. With this pattern, there is a repeat of 3 purl stitches starting a 16 stitch pattern repeat regardless of the row you are on, so if you lose count, you can get back by only taking out a few stitches. The pattern is extremely easy to read (LOVE the chart for lace). I doubled my gorgeous stock-piled Madeleine Tosh silk/wool blend to meet gauge and used an 11 needle and it looks fabulous. For mom's 92nd birthday. Can't wait to make another one, or two! I am so pleased I conquered this.
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Apr 2013
I have not had a chance to make this pattern, but in overview I do believe it will be simple. The directions are clear and easy to follow. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is not time to try. Thanks so much I do look forward to making this
Posted by Lorraine Patskanick on 31st Mar 2013
The pattern for the free knitted drawstring cowl worked up beautifully and the finished product was a big hit with my fifteen year old granddaughter. The directions were easy to follow and not very time consuming. In fact, I'm now making another one for a different granddaughter with probably at least one more for still another granddaughter unless some of their mothers and sisters request them also, although I'm hoping they want different styles because by then I'll be bored with the pattern.
Posted by Erma Ripley on 31st Mar 2013
So pleased to have this beautiful pattern to add to my Christmas to do list for all my female relatives!
Posted by Nanuk on 7th Oct 2012
This cowl knitted up quickly and kept me from getting bored. I made two of them within a couple of days. (I'm a very experienced knitter) The first in Lambs Pride worsted and the second in Manos del Uruquay. Both are beautiful. -A tip for a less experienced knitter: I don't see a reason for having to keep track of both the actual knit rows and the pattern rows; too confusing and unnecessary. I knitted the first 5 rows as instructed, then started with pattern row 1, not worrying about the actual corresponding rows. I opted to leave the drawstring eyelets and the draw string out.