Christmas Cowl by Jennifer Little

Christmas Cowl

December 2010
Lace ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
Women's (21 inch circumference)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I cobbled together this cowl as a present for my mom and to use up some really nice fingering cashmere I had from School Products. It’s kind of a combination of the shape/button of Knitty Gritty Thoughts’ Spiral Cowl (a pattern you know I love) with the stitch pattern in Leila Raabe’s Shaelyn, another beautiful pattern I’m dying to try. I have to admit I didn’t buy the Shaelyn pattern -- just eyeballed it and assumed that the wavy stripes were done in “Crest of the Wave,” an old Shetland lace pattern.

I see that School Products no longer has the yarn I used, but this would be a good project for one skein of Jade Sapphire 2-ply.

The pattern is for a woman’s cowl -- if you want to make one for a child, it could easily be done by taking out one or two pattern repeats (the pattern repeat is 12 stitches) and knitting only three stripes of the lace pattern. Or if you want your cowl to be bigger, cast on an extra 12 stitches and work five stripes of the lace pattern.

Update 1/14: Thanks to Marina Carelli, who has translated the pattern into Italian.
Grazie a Marina Carelli, che ha tradotto il disegno in italiano.

Now available in Portuguese as well.