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Chalice Cowl

Knitting
March 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in lace
US 7 - 4.5 mm
420 - 670 yards (384 - 613 m)
35 ¼ (40 , 44 ¾)” / 89.5 (101.5, 113.5) cm circumference.
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This pattern is available as an individual pdf or as part of the Chalice Set or Earth Collection. (If you are interested in the set, please click the link. Only two sources will display for sale on this page.) If you previously purchased the Chalice Cowl and wish to purchase the Earth Collection, $5 will automatically be deducted from the collection price.

The Chalice Cowl is the first pattern in my Fall 2011 Earth Collection, which also includes the Faraway Blues Wrap and Long Way Home Cardigan. It is an over-sized cowl that can be made with or without buttons and worn as a traditional cowl or as a cowl/cape hybrid over the shoulders. It is an excellent transitional piece for early spring.

Lace instructions are both written and charted. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.

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finished measurements
35 ¼ (40 , 44 ¾)” / 89.5 (101.5, 113.5) cm circumference.
11 ½ (13 ¼, 15)” / 29 (33.5, 38) cm high.

ease
Fit is oversized. The lace will stretch substantially to accommodate wear over the shoulders, but keep your shoulder circumference in mind when determining which size to make if you intend to wear it that way. For larger sizes worn over the shoulder, change to a needle one to two sizes smaller halfway through the cowl to draw the fabric in at the neck edge.

yarn
4 (4, 5) skeins Quince and Co. Lark in “Twig”; 134 yds / 123 m per 50 g; 100 % american wool.

Cowl requires 420 (540, 670) yds / 380 (490, 610) m of worsted weight yarn.

needles & notions
US 7 (4.5 mm) 24” circular needle
OR size necessary to make gauge.
US G/6 (4.5 mm) crochet hook
1 stitch marker to mark join
14 (16, 18) stitch markers in a contrasting color to mark repeats
2 circular buttons, approximately 0.75” / 2 cm in diameter (optional)
darning needle

gauge
17 sts and 27 rows = 4” / 10 cm in lace pattern.
20 sts and 40 rows = 4” / 10 cm in cartridge rib pattern.

construction
Cowl is worked circularly from the bottom up.