Ice Queen by Rosemary (Romi) Hill

Ice Queen

December 2007
Lace ?
22 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in Chart Pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
229 yards (209 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Please note that there is NOT an error in the number of stitches cast on, nor is there an error in the first chart. The extra stitches are decreased out in the first round of the chart.

From the pattern:

I am addicted to mohair.

I especially love laceweight kid mohair and silk blends. Mmmmmmmm. And because of that, I usually have an odd ball of a few different colors kicking around in my stash. I’ve knitted a couple of one skein scarves, but I wanted something different. So I went in search of a cowl (aka wimple or smoke ring) pattern that would take one ball of Kidsilk Haze, would be fairly quick and easy, and would look impressive enough to give as a gift. I couldn’t find one that used so little yarn. So out came the graph paper!

And here it is: two variations on a theme - a super simple feather and fan pattern with shaping incorporated into the lace. The pattern gets its name from the silver foil lined beads scattered throughout the garter stitch version. They look for all the world like little flecks of ice caught in the lace.

And best of all? Wearing it makes you feel like a movie star!

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