Gothic Lace Cowl by tincanknits

Gothic Lace Cowl

June 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 400 yards (183 - 366 m)
scarf or cowl, see notes below
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Gothic Lace Cowl or Scarf - by Emily Wessel

Learn to knit lace today! The free Gothic Lace cowl or scarf is specifically designed for beginners. It’s simple, satisfying and quick - perfect for getting started with lace!

With this free pattern and our in-depth tutorial, you’ll learn how to read a chart, how to work lace increases (like yo) and decreases (like ssk, k2tog, and sl1-k2tog-psso).

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Short (long) cowl measures approximately 10 inches wide by 22 (44) inches long before blocking. Scarf measures approximately 8 inches wide by 60 inches long. After blocking the piece will grow somewhat, depending on yarn choice and how aggressively you block the lace.

Worsted / aran weight yarn 200 yds for short cowl, 400 yds for long cowl or scarf (sample shown Malabrigo Worsted in ‘frost grey’)

US #8 / 5.0 mm (or as required to meet gauge)
Note: gauge is not critical for this project

18 sts and 22 rows/ 4” in stockinette stitch

stitch markers, darning needle

Helpful Tutorials
Let’s Knit Lace, How to Read a Knitting Chart

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