Bloomsbury Cowlette by Jayalakshmi

Bloomsbury Cowlette

Knitting
January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Bloomsbury lace
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
26” [66 cm] top neck circumference and 44” [112 cm] bottom circumference. Front depth 15” [38 cm], back depth 6” [15 cm]. Easily customized
This pattern is available for free.

Bloomsbury is a one-skein, lacy cowlette knit in DK weight yarn. The design is easily customized by varying the lace pattern st count or by adding more lace repeats.
The cowlette is knit flat like a shawl, beginning with a very few cast on stitches on the smaller needle, with increases similar to a triangular shawl. When the desired neck circumference is reached, the cowlette is joined in the round. The lace pattern is then knit and the cowlette is bound off with larger needles using the decreased lace bind off method.

Size:
26” 66 cm top neck circumference and 44” 112 cm bottom circumference. Front depth 15” 38 cm, back depth 6” 15 cm.

Yarn:
Eden Cottage Yarns Whitfell DK (100% baby alpaca; 109 yards 100 meters/50 grams): Dogwood, 2 balls.

Needles:
Sizes US 8 (5 mm) and US 10 (6 mm): 24” circular

Notions:
Removable stitch markers, tapestry needle or crochet hook for weaving in ends.

Gauge:
20 sts and 28 rows = 4” 10 cm in St st after wet blocking.
15 sts and 24 rows = 4” 10 cm in lace patt wet blocking.