Samphrey Cowl by Janine Le Cras

Samphrey Cowl

April 2016
Lace ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Using central lace pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Samphrey is one of the uninhabited islands of Shetland.
Its name comes from the Old Norse for sand, and so it seemed an appropriate name for whispy little number comprised of Shetland lace stitch patterns.
Knitted in the round from a provisional cast on, the central portion is a combination of stitch patterns that all have rest rows on the “WS” so that Although it looks complicated it is actually isn’t.
Both edges are then finished with a knitted on edging.
The cowl is designed to be a generous circumference so that it can be draped around the neck, or if the unpredictable spring weather strikes it can be pulled down over the shoulders to add extra warmth.

Finished size: 42” (107cm) circumference 18” (46cm) height

Colourway used in sample: Blush.