Penruddock Cowl by Claire Valentine

Penruddock Cowl

September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Lace Pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
401 - 660 yards (367 - 604 m)
Standard [Long]
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This pattern is available online via the Ravelry Store, or as a printed pattern complete with yarn, stitch marker and gift box, from the Natural Born Dyers stand at shows.

Penruddock is a small village, just off the main Penrith to Keswick road. Tucked away, just half a mile from the main dual carriageway, it has a fantastic village pub, The Herdwick Inn, where we have stayed a number of times for wool shows. It is a comfortable, warm place, and was one of the inspirations for this cowl.
There are two sizes included in the pattern – the standard is knitted in a 4 ply snuggly alpaca yarn with fantastic drape, whereas the long is knitted in a luxurious BFL/Silk blend.
The cowl is knitted in the round, beginning and ending with a garter rib to stop the main body curling. A dramatic lace pattern is repeated around, separated by columns of mock cables. When blocked, as the lace opens, the edges of the cowl wave gracefully.
Please note: Gauge is important for the standard size in this pattern. Please take time to check your gauge, and, especially if your gauge has fewer stitches or rows per inch than listed, use a smaller needle size to achieve the pattern gauge. You will run out of yarn if your gauge is looser than in the pattern. If this is the case, please complete one repeat of the lace pattern, or finish on row 12 of the final half-repeat.