Combs Cowl by Janelle Martin

Combs Cowl

July 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern, unblocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
150 yards (137 m)
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This summer weight cowl, worked in the round, is
worked in linen/rayon to create a flattering piece that’s
perfect for warm weather and transitional wear.

150 yards of worsted weight, plant fibre yarn with a gauge of 4.5 sts/inch; preferably one with some linen content.

Shown In:
Lang Yarns ‘Mikonos’, (102 yards/93 meters; 81% rayon, 19% linen; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein). 2 skeins in 726.0097.

Other Possible Yarns:
Novita Luxus Wave, Reynolds Soft Linen, Grignasco Fuego, Americo Original Linen Tanguis , Elann Coto Canapone, Nashua
Handknits Creative Focus Linen, Nashua Handknits Sonora, Nashua Handknits Desert Flower, Lang Yarns Zeta, Lang
Yarns Linosa, Sandnes Garn Scala, DROPS Bomull/Lin, Gedifra Korella, Katia Papiro, Lana Grossa Mare, Berroco Seduce, Berroco Linen Jeans

5.00 mm or US #8, 16” (40 cm) long (or size required to obtain gauge)

18” circumference x 9” high

This pattern is written to be worked in the round on a short circular needle therefore, every row of the chart should be read from right to left.

The stitch count varies from 17 sts per
repeat (for most of the pattern), to 21 sts per repeat
for rows 4 to 10.

Pattern includes both charts and written instructions.

Skills Required:

  • Stretchy cast-on and cast-off
  • Knitting in the round
  • Reading charts
  • Lace stitches
  • Blocking

Errata: On row 20 of written pattern there is an extraneous yo. The row should read: (K2, k1tbl, p1 6 times, k1tbl, k2), repeat between the ( ) 5 times. The chart is correct.

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern may be available from your local yarn shop. Please contact them for more details.