Knitting Pattern, Appalachia Lace Cowl / One Skein Cowl Knitting Pattern


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This cowl is meant to be both beautiful and practical, a project that makes the most out of little. It is great for variegated yarns, or the single skein in your stash.Cowl is worked in the round from the bottom up.It features a basket weave lace stitch, and two matching borders for symmetry.

Finished measurements: 19 (40)” wide and 7 (5.5)” high.
Note on finished measurements: the lace is very stretchy, and will likely block larger than the measurements. When blocking, you can stretch the cowl in length or in height as desired.The longer cowl shown is stretched to 46” length.

MATERIALS Needles: US size 6 / 4 mm circular needle, 16” for smaller cowl and 40” circular for the larger cowl.

Notions: 24 (51)st markers if desired to mark lace repeats(one a diferent color to note beg of round, tapestry needle.

Suggested yarn: 1 skein of One Room Fibers Merino and Silk DK, 231 yds, 100 grams (50% Superwash Merino, 50% Silk). When substituting yarn, please choose an elastic yarn, such as wool or a wool blend.

Yardage: 150 (231) yards. Note on yardage: the larger cowl was designed to use all of the skein, and does not include any extra yardage for safety. Do not cut yarn after swatching,unravel the swatch and begin with that to use all of the yarn, or use two skeins.

GAUGE: 32 sts by 21.25 rows = 4” in lattice stitch
20sts by 29 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch. Stockinette stitch isn’t used in this cowl, but I have included the gauge as it can be helpful to have when selecting yarn and as a baseline as the lace is so stretchy.
Suggestions for modifications: The larger cowl has less lace repeats to stretch the yardage of a single skein. Have a second skein? Consider following the instructions for the larger border, and extra lace repeat to create a cowl that has more width.

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