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I started to work on this lace project at the beginning of June with the intention to develop a pattern for lace socks. I loved the yarn, I loved the lace stitch, but socks didn’t want to come out. No matter how I tried, it didn’t work out.

After two months of agony, I finally decided to let it go. Don’t want to be socks? Well, don’t be socks.

I played with the yarn and the pattern trying out different combinations when it hit me. Lace scarf. And not the usual scarf, but lace cowl scarf.

I’ve never tried to hide that I have a weakness┬áfor different knitted scarves and shawls and here’s a living example.

This cowl is very interesting to knit. We have the lace edging and we have the main lace stitch divided by the eyelet lace round. I used 100% cotton yarn, but you can use any yarn you like.

I hope you enjoy knitting this infinity scarf as much as I did ­čÖé



Size of the lace cowl:

The circumference is 82 cm / 32 inches and height is 30 cm / 12 inches.

Gauge:

10 x 10 (4″ x 4″) = 23 sts x 38 rows (main pattern, knitted in rounds, blocked)

You will need:

 

  • circular needles size 3 mm / US 2,5;
  • markers (optional);
  • 150 g / 525 yds of 100% cotton yarn (175 yds per 1.8 oz /160 m per 50 g);

Cowl knitting instructions

Cast on 200 stitches and join to form a round. Put a marker at the beginning of the round.

We will be working in rounds.

  • Rnd 1:┬áknit;
  • Rnd 2: purl;
START WITH THE EDGING PATTERN
  • Rnd 1: (Yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k1) repeat┬áto end.
  • Rnd 2 and all even-numbered rounds: knit.
  • Rnd 3: (K1, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k2) repeat to end.
  • Rnd 5: (Yo, ssk, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k1) repeat to end.
  • Rnd 7: (K1, yo, ssk, yo, sk2p, yo, k2tog, yo, k2) repeat to end.
  • Rnd 9: (K2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3) repeat to end.
  • Rnd 11: (K3, yo, sk2p, yo, k4) repeat to end.
WORK THE DIVIDER AND DECREASE ROUND
  • Rnd 1: Purl.
  • Rnd 2: (K2tog, yo) repeat to end.
  • Rnd 3: Purl.

Decreasing round: (K98, k2tog) twice. (198 sts)

START WITH THE MAIN PATTERN
  • Rnd 1: (k1, yo, k6, k3tog, (k1, yo) twice, k1, sssk, k6, yo) repeat to end.
  • Rnd 2 and all even-numbered rounds: knit.
  • Rnd 3: (k2, yo, k4, k3tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, sssk, k4, yo, k1)┬árepeat to end.
  • Rnd 5: (k3, yo, k2, k3tog, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1, sssk, k2, yo, k2)┬árepeat to end.
  • Rnd 7: (k4, yo, k3tog, k1, yo, k7, yo, k1, sssk, yo, k3)┬árepeat to end.
  • Rnd 9: (k2, k2tog, (k5, yo) twice, k4, ssk, k2)┬árepeat to end.
  • Rnd 11: (k2, k2tog, k6, yo, k3, yo, k5, ssk, k2)┬árepeat to end.
  • Rnd 13: (k1, yo, k1, sssk, k6, yo, k1, yo, k6, k3tog, k1, yo)┬árepeat to end.
  • Rnd 15: (k2, yo, k1, sssk, k4, yo, k3, yo, k4, k3tog, k1, yo, k1)┬árepeat to end.
  • Rnd 17: (k3, yo, k1, sssk, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, k3tog, k1, yo, k2)┬árepeat to end.
  • Rnd 19: (k4, yo, k1, sssk, yo, k7, yo, k3tog, k1, yo, k3)┬árepeat to end.
  • Rnd 21: (k3, yo, k5, k2tog, k1, ssk, k7, yo, k2)┬árepeat to end.
  • Rnd 23: (k2, yo, k6, k2tog, k1, ssk, k8, yo, k1)┬árepeat to end.

Repeat the pattern in total of 3 times.

WORK THE INCREASING ROUND AND DIVIDER

Increasing round: (K98, kfb) twice. (200 sts)

  • Rnd 1: Purl.
  • Rnd 2: (K2tog, yo) repeat to end.
  • Rnd 3: Purl.
START WITH THE EDGING PATTERN
  • Rnd 1: (Yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k1) repeat┬áto end.
  • Rnd 2 and all even-numbered rounds: knit.
  • Rnd 3: (K1, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k2) repeat to end.
  • Rnd 5: (Yo, ssk, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k1) repeat to end.
  • Rnd 7: (K1, yo, ssk, yo, sk2p, yo, k2tog, yo, k2) repeat to end.
  • Rnd 9: (K2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3) repeat to end.
  • Rnd 11: (K3, yo, sk2p, yo, k4) repeat to end.

Purl 1 round and cast off using some stretchy cast off pattern.

Hide in all yarn ends and block.

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