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#142 Drawstring Lace Cowl FREE PDF Knitting Pattern

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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.

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Finished Knit Measurements:
Approx 26 ¼" [66.5 cm] circumference; 10 ¾" [27.5 cm] height.

Skill Level: Intermediate level knitting pattern

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].

Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted, Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky, Knit Picks Brava Bulky, The Plucky Knitter Traveler Aran.
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!

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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  1. Beautiful and Cozy

    Posted by Nilza Sandoval on 5th Jan 2016

    Clear and easy to follow instructions. Fun to knit. Beautiful to wear and great to gift.

  2. Lace Cowl

    Posted by Stephanie MCDIARMID on 22nd Dec 2015

    I am a tight knitter. Always make a swatch to find correct gauge for yarn substitute. I'm using 7.0mm 24" circular needles. I am currently using Patrons Classic Wool - 100 % Pure New Wool 100g/3.50 oz. I'm on my 2 ball right now. Approximate amount needed will be 3 balls to complete.
    So far, This is a very easy to follow pattern.
    Conclusion: When completed, I will be starting on another one right away to give away.
    This is a wonderful gift: For family and friends etc this winter.

  3. Great project to handle a cold day

    Posted by Marilyn Chapman on 15th Oct 2015

    I have not knitted the project as yet but plan to for a Christmas gift this year. The design is lovely and perfect for a young lady in my family.

  4. Cowl

    Posted by Gerry Ramsay on 16th Sep 2015

    The pattern was easy to follow. It was stitches that I already knew how to do so that made it not a complicated pattern.

  5. Excellent

    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.

  7. Easy Peasy

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Feb 2015

    Great pattern.........easy to follow........tension was perfect!!!

  8. A pleasure to knit

    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.

  9. Lace at its best

    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.

  10. Beautiful

    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

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