El­land

With this cowl’s mes­mer­iz­ing curves and in­tri­cate tex­ture, you’ll be sur­prised to find how de­cep­tively sim­ple it re­ally is!

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by JC Briar

Sizes

Woman’s medium (large) In­struc­tions are given for smaller size, with larger size in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to both sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Cir­cum­fer­ence: 19 (211/2) inches Length: Ap­prox 6 inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Lorna’s Laces Hay­mar­ket (worsted weight; 100% Blue­faced Le­ices­ter wool; 215 yds/100g per hank): 1 hank si­lence • Size 7 (4.5mm) 16-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Stitch marker

Gauge

18 sts and 28 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st. 14 sts = 21/2 inches/6.5cm in Chi­nese Lace pat. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pat­tern Stitch

Note: A chart and stitch map are pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work st pat from a chart or stitch map. Chi­nese Lace (mul­ti­ple of 14 sts) Rnd 1: *Ssk, k7, yo, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 2: *Ssk, k6, yo, k1, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 3: *Ssk, k5, yo, k2, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 4: *Ssk, k4, yo, k3, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 5: *K3, k2­tog, k4, yo, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 6: *K2, k2­tog, k4, yo, k1, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 7: *K1, k2­tog, k4, yo, k2, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 8: *K2­tog, k4, yo, k3, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 9: *Yo, k3, k2­tog, k4, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 10: *K1, yo, k2, k2­tog, k4, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 11: *K2, yo, k1, k2­tog, k4, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 12: *K3, yo, k2­tog, k4, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 13: *Yo, k7, k2­tog, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 14: *K1, yo, k6, k2­tog, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 15: *K2, yo, k5, k2­tog, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 16: *K3, yo, k4, k2­tog, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 17: *Yo, k4, ssk, k3, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around.

Rnd 18: *K1, yo, k4, ssk, k2, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 19: *K2, yo, k4, ssk, k1, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around Rnd 20: *K3, yo, k4, ssk, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 21: *K4, ssk, k3, yo, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 22: *K4, ssk, k2, yo, k1, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 23: *K4, ssk, k1, yo, k2, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 24: *K4, ssk, yo, k3, p2, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * around.

Rep Rnds 1–24 for pat.

Cowl

Cast on 112 (126) sts loosely; pm and join, be­ing care­ful not to twist. Knit 1 rnd. Purl 1 rnd. Knit 1 rnd. Work Rnds 1–24 of Chi­nese Lace pat un­til cowl mea­sures ap­prox 53/4 inches (or de­sired length), end­ing with Rnd 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, or 24 of pat. Knit 1 rnd. Purl 1 rnd. Bind off loosely.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends.

Steam-block lightly to even out sts, tak­ing care not to stretch and flat­ten sts.

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