A Noble Cowl
This cowl combines two of my favorite elements: openwork/lacy patterning and a cotton blend yarn. Rowan Wool Cotton is great for showing off stitch definition without being scratchy. The stitch pattern is comprised of a shield surrounded with openwork, providing an interesting lacy design with a feminine touch.
I tend to make cowls extra large and droopy because I love to pin them (it must be some deep-down obsession with cravats and other neck accessories that can be knotted or pinned). The pictured cowl is 11” in diameter which is definitely big. That being said, if you like closer fitting cowls you can subtract sets of 15 sts from the pattern for a smaller end result. Casting on 105 sts should result in a cowl with a diameter of about 9” (though I haven’t tested this yet, please let me know if you do!).
p.s. Yes, the lace pattern does go up to 16 sts at row 11 and stays there for a few rounds. :) It will go back down to 15 sts, so just follow the pattern and you’ll be alright! You may want to place stitch markers every 15 stitches at the beginning to keep track of the lace repeats.
p.p.s. This project uses 1.5 balls of Rowan Wool Cotton. You don’t need two full balls of yarn. 200 yards of a DK weight is plenty to make this pattern, hence the yardage range.
p.p.p.s. Removed red font corrections because they seemed to confuse people.
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