Mill Creek Cowl by Elinor Brown

Mill Creek Cowl

July 2010
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in lace stitch pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
250 yards (229 m)
one size
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Mill Creek Cowl is perfect for a quick and easy gift wearable in any season. It is an excellent stashbusting project for leftover sock yarn, as it uses up about 250 yards of yarn. Make it wider by adding additional repeats of the 10-stitch lace pattern, shorten or lengthen it as needed, depending on what you have in stash. For more variety, turn it inside-out. Like most good lace stitch patterns, this one looks pretty on the wrong side too!


Knitting in the round, reading a lace chart, increasing and decreasing in a lace chart.

One size

Finished measurements
Circumference: 24”
Height: 13”

20 stitches and 30 rounds = 4” in lace stitch pattern on US 6 (4 mm) needles

Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock 100% merino; 435 yd (398 m); 113 g skein; color: Sheridan Circle, 1 skein.

US 6 (4 mm) needles, 16” circular or 1 set DPNs

Stitch marker
Tapestry needle