Song of the Sea by Louise Zass-Bangham

Song of the Sea

April 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch (stockinette) after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
300 - 500 yards (274 - 457 m)
Long and snug. Custom sizing help given
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This pattern is available for £3.50.
Errata available:

This versatile cowl develops in lovely Art Deco waves. A beautiful cowl can be made from one 100g skein of 4ply/fingering yarn.

If you would prefer a scarf or shawl, see the new Siren Song pattern, based on Song of the Sea.

Customise your beautiful project, with the revised pattern:

  • Choice of borders: you can reduce the tendency for the edges to roll in some yarns.
  • Easier to use-up all your yarn: now starts with the biggest waves, so you can easily adjust the number of smaller waves that you need to complete your project.
  • More flexible: tips to help you modify it for yarns from laceweight to DK.
  • Want a custom size? The pattern walks you through the calculations needed to make a size to suit you, in your preferred yarn.

Two standard sizes are given in the pattern. The snug cowl would fit neatly inside your coat collar. You can wear the long cowl singly to look decorative and drapy, or twist it up double to be cosy.

Knitted in the round, it is an easy piece for an intermediate lace knitter since there are no fancy stitches. It is more about the fun of watching the developing pattern unfold.

A novice lace knitter with experience of knitting in the round on other projects would also find this a straightforward first lace project.

Both written instructions AND charts are given.

DEUTSCH Auch in Deutsch erhältlich. Bitte das richtige pdf downloaden. Danke an Marion und Steffi für die Übersetzung.

FRANCAIS Disponible en Français. Merci de télécharger le bon fichier. Merci Christine pour la traduction.

Standard Sizes
Long (photos):110cm circumference, 20cm high.
Snug: 55cm around neck, 30cm high.
Custom sizing help given.

Long: 400m/437yds of 4ply/fingering to sportweight yarn. Can be made with 365m/400yds if you weigh as you go (see tips for modifications at the end of the pattern).
4.0mm/US 6 circular needles with 80-100cm/32-40” cable.
Snug: 330m/360yds 4ply/fingering to sportweight yarn.
4.0mm/US 6 circular needles with 40cm/16” cable, or 80cm/32” cable for magic loop method, or double-pointed needles.?
Both: Stitch markers; tapestry needle to weave in ends.

1 marker to mark start of round & additional markers in contrasting colour, if you wish to mark pattern repeats.
Tapestry needle to weave in ends

22 sts to 10cm/4” over stocking stitch after blocking using 4mm/US 6 needles or size required to achieve tension.

The first four projects shown on this updated pattern page were made using the new pattern. If you wish to recreate one of these, see the extra information on my blog. There are more details for the ombre/ gradient Song of the Silvery Sea too.

I just have to share some of my favourite projects made so far. Thank you to everyone who has let me share their beautiful projects on the pattern page since the pattern was published. Be inspired to make the pattern your own, too.

All errata are up to date in the current version of the pattern to download. To check a print version, see the errata link at the top of the notes.