Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My own free cowl pattern

This comfy Crofter’s Cowl is worked in a Shetland lace pattern with great stitch definition. Two halves are worked in the round then grafted together providing a mirror image of the Horseshoe lace. Something to take the chill off the neck for those long cold days of crofting!




Skills needed: Easy stuff!
Casting on/off, Grafting, simple lace pattern.

Finished Size
Circumference 18.5 inches
Height approx 8 inches from scallop point to scallop point

Materials
Approx 150 yrds worsted weight yarn (shown in Malabrigo Worsted- Colour: Azul Profundo)
US#8/5mm 16-inch circular
US#7/4.5mm 16-inch circular (can use a smaller 16 inch circular or scrap yarn. This is only used for holding the live sts whilst the grafting is being done)
Stitch Marker
Extra Stitch Markers (optional-for marking repeats of lace pattern)

Gauge
17.5 sts and 24 rows= 4 inches in Horseshoe lace measuring from the deepest point of the scallop for length.
NB Gauge isn’t crucial just try to be close if you want a similar finished circumference. If adjusting the number of lace repeats to make up for gauge issues then remember to increase by 10 st increments.
Finished Size
Circumference 18.5 inches
Height approx 8 inches from scallop point to scallop point


Download the pattern Here

6 comments:

kris said...

lovely cowl - and in malabrigo no less - yum! thanks for providing the pattern! it's freezing in bergen at the moment so a cowl could actually come in handy ...

raining sheep said...

Great pattern. I purchased some beautiful soft homespun on Etsy...this would be a perfect pattern for the one skein I have.

Sonja said...

If I ever get my hands on Malabrigo (never seen it in person) this is a good pattern for trying out the yarn.

Hilary said...

Oooh...pretty! I love the photos.

James McLauchlan Johnston said...

I was just given a couple of these by a friend, hand-made in NZ, you can compare them when I see you in a couple of weeks!

Mary Jane said...

Sweet! I always love old fashioned horseshoe lace what a clever twist on it, a great one skein wonder, thanks!