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BMC (Betty Mouat Cowl)

Knitting
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
270 - 900 yards (247 - 823 m)
small, large

This pattern is also available as a kit from the Kate Davies Designs online shop

BMC = Betty Mouat Cowl

Versatile, lightweight wrap or cowl in two sizes.

The BMC uses a traditional Shetland lace pattern (the cockleshell) and is worked in the round using Susan Stevens’ innovative no-purl garter stitch method.

Sizes
Instructions are given for two cowl sizes: a small, collar-size cowl (sample worked in Jamieson & Smith Jumper Weight) and a large, wrap-size cowl (sample worked in JC Rennie ‘unique’ Shetland). Both sizes measure 9 inches in depth; size 1 (small) measures 24.5 inches in circumference and size 2 (large) measures 91 inches in circumference.

Yarn Requirements
For the small size: 35 yards of each of 9 shades of fingering-weight Shetland wool. If worked to correct gauge in correct yarn, the cowl should use between 270 and 320 yards in total. For the large size: 95 yards of each of 9 shades of fingering-weight Shetland wool. If worked to correct gauge in correct yarn weight, the cowl should use between 850 and 900 yards of yarn in total.

Jamieson and Smith shades pictured:
366, FC9, FC51, 29, 141, FC24, 72, FC50, 203

Video Tutorials
If you have questions about working no-purl garter stitch, or about the cockleshell lace, you may find it helpful to watch the Betty Mouat video tutorials that you will find here (demonstrated by Melanie Ireland)

Purchase information
When purchasing the BMC you will also receive the pattern for the Betty Mouat Sweater together with the full text of issue 2 of Textisles, my digital magazine.