Margaret Street by Laura Patterson

Margaret Street

March 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stitch pattern in the round, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
200 - 550 yards (183 - 503 m)
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I’ve been known to run the odd naming contest on my blog when I cannot come up with a good pattern name on my own. I did that recently for this cowl design. Because the stitch is patterned from an architectural feature, the graceful ogee, I wanted a name related to a specific building, region, or even a tile design, something directly related to the motif. A creative knitter suggested that I name this design not after the All Saints church in London—the church is filled with ogees, arches, and other stunning architectural details—but rather after the street where it is found, Margaret Street.

Cowl is knit in the round from one end straight through to the other. The lace is easy to do, especially once you find your rhythm, and is very pleasing. I’ve provided four different sizing options, but many more are possible by simply changing the number of times the motif is worked in a circle, and how many times the rows are worked.

Finished sizes (height x circumference):
10.5 x 21.75 14.25 x 26.25, 14.25 x 30.5, 17.75 x 35 inches
26.5 x 55 36 x 66.5, 36 x 77.5, 45 x 89 cm

Yarn: fingering weight; 200 325, 375, 550 yards.

Skills: k2tog, p2tog, ssk, s1-k2tog-psso, YO, knitting in the round.

Notions: 1 stitch marker required, more are optional.

Stitch patterns: Charted and written.

Difficulty: Easy-intermediate.