Striated cowl by Nicki Merrall

Striated cowl

November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in over lace pattern after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3.5 mm (E)
345 yards (315 m)
One size: 13 cm / 5" deep x 180 cm / 71" circumference
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I love the fresh green of spring leaves and cheerful spring flowers. Although the weather can be a bit chilly, I’m usually ready for a change from winter woollies. The Striated cowl is light and can be worn as a single loop or doubled up for extra warmth.

Striated begins with a provisional cast-on, is knitted in rows using a simple, but striking faggot stitch and is edged with a chain selvedge. It is finished by grafting the two ends together, so the finished cowl appears seamless. It would make a great project for someone new to lace knitting.

The pattern for Striated cowl is available to purchase here as a digital pdf download, or as a printed pattern (together with a free Ravelry download code) from the Being Knitterly webstore.

The A4 pattern has 4 pages:

  1. Cover.
  2. Before You Start: notes, sizing, yarn, tension | gauge and abbreviations. Written instructions.
  3. Stitch guide: crochet provisional cast-on.
  4. Stitch guide: Kitchener stitch.

Pattern details

Finished width: 13 cm | 5 inches.
Finished circumference: 71 inches | 180 cm.

Jamieson’s of Shetland, Shetland Spindrift (4 ply; 100% Shetland wool; 105 m | 115 yds per 25 g skein).

Sample 1: Sholmit 103: 3 x 25 g skeins.
Sample 2: Anemone 616: 3 x 25 g skeins.

Needles & Accessories
3.25 mm | UK 10 | US 3 knitting needles of your preferred type for working rows.
3.50 mm | UK 9 | US E-4 crochet hook.
Length of smooth contrasting waste yarn for provisional cast-on.
1 lockable stitch marker.
Stitch holder.

Gauge | Tension
26 sts and 40 rows to 10 cm | 4 inches over lace pattern using 3.25 mm needles after washing and blocking.

Other details

This pattern is available in two versions: there’s one written for those who knit left-handed as well as the standard one for those who knit right-handed. If you purchase the printed pattern or kit and would like the pattern for knitting left-handed, instead of the one for knitting right-handed, please say so in your order notes at check out.

Most of you knit right-handed, that is, your stitches move from the left to right needle as you knit.

Some of you knit left-handed, that is, your stitches move from the right to left needle as you knit.

If you are a left-handed knitter who knits right-handed, that is your stitches move from the left to right needle, you should use the pattern for knitting right-handed.

Designer: Nicki Merrall (Being Knitterly).

Sample knitters: Nicki Merrall and Mary Leeson.

Tech editor: Amelia Hodsdon.

The pattern for Striated cowl was first published by Pompom Quarterly.

The Being Knitterly pattern also has photo tutorials for a crochet provisional cast-on and Kitchener stitch.