Diamondback by Stephannie Tallent


March 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Main Repeat
US 3 - 3.25 mm
320 yards (293 m)
One Size
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This cowl features lace, beading and a tiny bit of cabling in the top and bottom edging.

See the rattles in the edging?

Pattern Notes

Stitch patterns are charted.

Note that the cable edging for the top and bottom edging doesn’t repeat evenly with each lace repeat; work its repeat separately.

The center panel is a modification of Mrs Montague from A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker.

Finished Measurements
Circumference: 18½in / 47cm
Height: 11in / 28cm

Indigo Dragonfly Merino Silk fingering, 50% merino/ 50% silk, (430 yds per 100g), approx ¾ skein, shown in My World is All Askew (Willow).

US3 / 3¼mm needles or size to obtain gauge

1 repeat of Main Body of Cowl repeat, blocked = 2¾in / 7cm wide by 2in / 5cm tall

(1) stitch marker; (50) 6-0 beads; crochet hook or dental floss for bead placement (I use a 0¾mm hook); yarn needle

knitting in the round, lace, provisional cast on & grafting, beading, cabling, reading charts

Thank you to my tech editor, KT Vaughan.

05/03/2018: Symbol for slipping stitches at the beginning of the row is missing. See uploaded picture of updated key. Corrected version of pattern uploaded.