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Renaissance Woman Cowl

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Cowl Knitting Pattern

Materials: Paton (affiliate link)s SWS aran weight yarn (70% wool, 30% soy) 80 g/2.8 oz 100m/110 yds color Natural Denim (70117) - 2 balls

Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) straight needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge: 16 sts x 24 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)

Finished size: about 12" (30 cm) high, 25" (62 cm) long before sewing.

ssk - slip 1 st purlwise, k1, pass slipped st over
s2kpo - slip 2 sts knitwise as if to k2tog, k1, pass slipped sts over

Pattern notes:

Garter Stitch: all rows knit

Lace pattern on 11 sts:

Row 1 (RS): k2, yo, k2tog, yo, s2kpo, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, p1 = 11 sts
Row 2 and all even, WS, rows: slip the first st, purl across
Row 3: k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k1, p1 = 12 sts
Row 5: k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k2, yo, ssk, yo, k1, p1 = 13 sts
Row 7: k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k3, yo, ssk, yo, k1, p1 = 14 sts
Row 9: k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k4, yo, ssk, yo, k1, p1 = 15 sts
Row 11: k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k2, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2tog, p = 14 sts
Row 13: k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2tog, p = 13 sts
Row 15: k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2tog, p = 12 sts
Row 17: k2, yo, k2tog, yo, s2kpo, (yo, k2tog) twice, p = 11 sts
Repeat rows 3 -17



Cowl is worked sideways in garter st with lace edge, seamed.

Co 51 sts.
Row 1: k 40, place a marker, work lace pattern on the remaining 11 sts.
Row 2 and all even rows: purl till marker (lace pattern) and k 40 sts to the end.
Work the cowl until you make 10 repeats of the lace pattern, or to desired length. Bind off.

Sew the cast on and bind off sides together.


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Poster: Ruth
December 15, 2021

Hi I’m new to lace knitting. I have a question. I’m nit understanding when to start the lace? I know I knit 51 sts then row 1 of the lace pattern. Then which do I do next the 2nd row of lace or 2nd row of the cowl. Maybe I’m just not seeing the picture, but I’m confused. Can someone help me please. This is a gift. Thanks Ruth
Poster: Margaret Duffy
May 16, 2015

That pattern looks so beautiful & great that it's knitted on straight needles - can't wait to knit it, thank u so much.
Margaret (Dublin, Ireland)

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