Gooseling by Linnea Ornstein


April 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
328 - 437 yards (300 - 400 m)
One size
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Gooseling is a simple but beautiful lace cowl, knit as a ­rectangle that you sew up as an infinity cowl. The lace is pretty straight-forward, so if you are new to lace it’s a great beginners project.

A gooseling, or a gosling, is a young baby goose and the lace of this cowl resembles the traditional Scandinavian goose eye ­weaving pattern. Goose eye is a diamond twill pattern with repeating rhombi and where the smallest middle one ­resembles a birds eye. Using a fairly basic weaving ­pattern, it creates a striking fabric that has been common in ­Scandinavian t­extiles since the Vikings.

The yarn used in the sample shawl is a lovely French merino yarn that is both soft and fluffy but still has some character to it. ­Merino d’Arles can be purchased from Organic Knitters.