Lunch With a Friend by Meridith Shepherd

Lunch With a Friend

March 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in pattern ribbing on smaller needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
180 - 310 yards (165 - 283 m)
Short (Medium, Long); Circumference: 22(28,40)”/ 56(71, 101.5)cm; Height: 8”/20cm
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Each week, my best friend and I get together and have a bite to eat and a couple of hours to knit and chat. These few hours are one of Life’s Little Luxuries that we cherish, often finding an excuse to fit a second lunch into the week.
The Lunch With a Friend cowl is a design that came out of one of our discussions. We looked at the wrong side of some wide welted ribbing, and loved the thin stockinette stitch line that was created.
Taking this as inspiration, this cowl uses that stitch as a base and adds an undulating lace stitch to each side. It is knit in one piece with a provisional cast-on, then the ends are grafted together for a seamless cowl..


  • 180 (250, 310)yds/165(230, 284)m of sport weight yarn
  • US 5 (3.75 mm) needle
  • Stitch markers
  • stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Yarn needle

Sample Details
The pink sample is the long length, and is worked in Madelinetosh Pashmina in the Vermillion colorway.
The blue sample is the medium length, and is worked in the Plucky Knitter Primo Sport in the Papier colorway.

Short (Medium, Long)
Finished Size
Circumference: 22 (28,40)”/ 56(71, 101.5) cm
Height: 8”/20cm
Skill Level
Intermediate. Requires optional chart reading and grafting in pattern.

The Life’s Little Luxuries Collection is a series of designs that celebrate the little things in life that bring a smile to our face. Named for these little things, each design uses just one or two skeins of a special hand-dyed yarn, making them perfect quick projects for using a treasured skein. The designs will be released periodically, usually with two or three patterns being released at a time. They are priced at just $5.00 each, and will always be sold with a Buy 2, Get 1 Free promotion. No strings attached, no coupon codes, just put three patterns in your cart, and one will be free. Afterall, it is the little things in life that make it special.

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