Downton Cowl by Shannon Cook

Downton Cowl

June 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch blocked flat.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
One Size
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A romantic yet modern lace cowl that’s perfect for showing off that gorgeous hand dyed yarn you’ve been coveting.

The Downton Cowl is a chevron lace cowl inspired by the castle in the tv show Downton Abbey that has a structural & garter like border that mimics & symbolizes the stability of a home - the foundation and the roof. Don’t we all know how up and down life is in between :) After all…where do you think downton abbey get’s all it’s story lines from…lol.

The Downton Cowl uses only (1) skein of yarn, is knit in the round and can easily be made in one evening. It’s a quick project that is both satisfying in it’s design but also fast in it’s execution.

Pattern includes both written instructions and a lace chart.

1 skein Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% Superwash Merino, 225yds/206m), shown in Glazed Pecan dk

5mm/US8 24in circular needle

1 removable marker
Yarn needle

17 sts and 25 rows = 4in/10cm in St st worked flat and blocked.
16 sts and 25 rows = 4in/10cm in Downton Lace Pattern worked flat and blocked.

Finished Measurements
Approx 13.5in/34cm wide and 9.75in/24cm high, flat & blocked.

Happy knitting from my home to yours.

You can read more about the Downton Cowl here on my blog: