Buxton Cowl by Andi Bone

Buxton Cowl

January 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
297 - 594 yards (272 - 543 m)
One size
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I’m a knitting addict. I’ve always wanted to use Noro but it’s always been too expensive to justify. Then I got lucky in Buxton. It was 50% or maybe it was 30% and my memory is playing tricks on me. Basically £50 later I had three balls of Noro, two balls of something for my mum, a crochet hook and some more KnitPro bits. We then wandered off to this beautiful park with a lake. It was a very good camping holiday.

Buxton is a tourist town in Derbyshire and has a beautiful park. This delightful cowl is partly named because my yarn came from there and partly because the vegetation is represented in the ripples in the lace pattern.

a quick note about tension
The gauge isn’t mentioned because I’m between houses and most of my knitting supplies, actually all of them apart from a couple of balls of wool and some of my KnitPro needles… Are in my old flat thus I can’t check my gauge.
You want to use a needle that’s bigger than recommended. For DK normally you’d use 4mm but you’ll be wanting 4.5mm. You want a loose fabric that’s not too open. I hope this helps. Feel free to nag me via message!

This cowl is very flexible, to increase or decrease the size you simply add or subtract 15 stitches for the pattern repeats. Each repeat starts with two purl stitches so I found it no bother to work without stitch markers. You could double the number of stitches and make a wonderful infinity scarf.

I worked four repeats to get to my desired length but you can do as many or as few as you please. This pattern is incredibly versatile.

This lace pattern is adaptable to any yarn, plain or self striping or varied colours like mine it should look stunning. The lace is very easy and if you know how to decrease and yarn over I think you’ll get on fine. There’s very few plain rows.

The lace pattern is written and charted.