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Miss Morland's Neckcloth

Knitting
November 2011
Lace / 2 ply ?
24 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches in K5P1 rib on larger needles
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
one: 7" tall, 18" circumference; each tie 2.25" wide and 15" long
This pattern is available for download for $5.50.

This project is worked from the middle outwards, in a gorgeous blend of buffalo, cashmere, and silk that shows off the “true” lace edging on top and bottom. The long self-ties are picked up from the purl columns and worked back-and forth in a variation on the same lace pattern.

Miss Morland’s Neckcloth reinvents the Regency gentleman’s
elaborately-tied cravat as a lacy cowl, perfect for heroines-in-training like Catherine Morland of Northanger Abbey. Appropriate for indoors or out, wear your neckcloth two ways: under a crisp collared shirt, snug against the throat and knotted in front, as Mr. Tilney would have worn his; or as a cowl to complement a cashmere twinset with the wide lace border at the top, and the ties loosely tied over the shoulder or in a bow down the front.

August 2012: The original individual download of this pattern omitted the following instructions from the Stitch Guide:

S2pp2: Sl 2 sts as if to k2tog with yarn in back (wyb), p1, pass 2 sl sts over—2 sts dec’d.

If you purchased an individual download of this pattern from Interweave, please check your pattern to see whether this instruction is in your version.