Ca­lypso Cowlette

This sim­ple open­work de­sign can be worn two ways—as a lovely, open capelet, or slouched up as a gen­er­ous cowl. Since this piece is made with fin­ger­ing-weight yarn, it will add style with­out smoth­er­ing you. The allover lace pat­tern is easy to mem­o­rize, so

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Kara Gott Warner

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Top cir­cum­fer­ence: 23 inches Bot­tom cir­cum­fer­ence: 46 inches Length: 16 inches


• Sweet Ge­or­gia Yarns Tough Love Sock (fin­ger­ing weight; 80% su­per­wash merino wool/20% ny­lon; 425 yds/115g per hank): 1 hank glacier #SGY-1011-GLA • Size 8 (5mm) 24-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle • Size 9 (5.5mm) 24-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle • Size 10 (6mm) 24-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle • Stitch mark­ers


16 sts and 32 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in Al­ter­nat­ing Rib with small­est nee­dle. 121/2 sts and 26 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in Lace pat with largest nee­dle. Ex­act gauge is not crit­i­cal for this project.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tion

Make 1 Left (M1L): In­sert LH nee­dle from front to back un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; knit through back of re­sult­ing loop.

Pat­tern Stitches

Al­ter­nat­ing Rib (mul­ti­ple of 2 sts) Rnds 1–5: *K1, p1; rep from * around. Rnds 6–10: *P1, k1; rep from * around.

Rep Rnds 1–10 for pat.

Lace (mul­ti­ple of 2 sts) Rnd 1: *Yo, k2­tog; rep from * around. Rnds 2–4: Knit.

Rep Rnds 1–4 for pat.

Spe­cial Tech­nique

Stretchy Bind-Off: K2; *pass 2 sts on RH nee­dle back to LH nee­dle, then k2­tog-tbl, k1; rep from * un­til all sts are bound off.

Pat­tern Note

Cowlet is worked in the round from the top down. It is shaped us­ing in­creas­ingly larger nee­dles and 2 in­crease rounds, re­sult­ing in a wider fin­ished edge.


Us­ing ca­ble cast-on (see page 95) and small­est nee­dle, cast on 122 sts; pm for beg of rnd and join, be­ing care­ful not to twist sts. Yoke With size 8 nee­dle, work 10-rnd Al­ter­nat­ing Rib pat.

Change to size 9 nee­dle; work 10-rnd Al­ter­nat­ing Rib pat.

Change to size 10 nee­dle. Inc rnd: *K20, M1L; rep from * un­til 2 sts rem, k2—128 sts.

Knit 1 rnd. Inc rnd: *K32, M1L; rep from * around—132 sts. Body Con­tin­u­ing with size 10 nee­dle, work Lace pat un­til piece mea­sures 16 inches, end­ing with a Rnd 4.

Bind off us­ing Stretchy Bind-Off.


Weave in loose ends. Block lightly.

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