Second Beach by Holli Yeoh

Second Beach

Knitting
October 2014
Cobweb ?
21 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in over lace and garter stitch pattern using 3.5 mm / US 4 needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
750 yards (686 m)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 6 ¼" (16 cm) x 59 ½" (151 cm) circumference
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Bands of frothy Silk Mist lace alternate with Tough Love Sock garter stitch ridges in this elegant cowl. The bands of lace are first worked in stockinette stitch, then reverse stockinette, creating a reversible fabric. The increases and decreases in the lace push and pull the garter ridges around to create undulating lines like ripples in the sand.

This knitting pattern includes both charts and written instructions.

Finished Measurements
6 ¼“ (16 cm) x 59 ½” (151 cm) circumference

Yarn
Lace mohair yarn: 230 yd / 210 m
Fingering weight yarn: 245 yd / 225 m

Shown in SweetGeorgia Yarns Silk Mist in Mulberry; 325 yd (297 m) per 0.88 oz (25 g) skein; 60% Fine Kid Mohair, 40% Cultivated Silk; 1 skein
and
SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock in Ultraviolet; 425 yd (388 m) per 4 oz (115 g) skein; 80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon; 1 skein

Substitution Notes
Any laceweight mohair can be used plus any fingering weight or sock yarn. Go stash diving and use a different fingering yarn for each set of garter stitch ridges. For a slightly different look, the mohair could be substituted with a fingering weight yarn.

Techniques
Increases/decreases, crochet cast on, working simple lace from a chart or written instructions.

Helpful Links
SSK & SSP Decreases video tutorial