When it’s time to shed that heavy muffler but too chilly to go without, a light scarf or cowl in a pretty openwork pattern is a great solution. Warm enough to keep the wind off, but airy enough for seasonal style, this rectangular scarf or cowl in two sizes (petite/tall) is worked in sport weight yarn for transitional weather. The lace stitch pattern is easy to master for lace newbies or knitters on the go. It’s also a fun and easy knit for squirreling away in the gift box, with matching cap and mitt patterns available to make a complete set.
This pattern is both written and charted and can be transferred to your Ravelry Library during checkout.
Matching Motifs: Chirp Cap, Chirp Chirp Mitts, Waterfall Sock
Scarf sample in size petite, knit in Bare Naked Wools Targhee Tango Sport, color Apilado
Cowl sample in size tall, knit in Bare Naked Wools Targhee Tango Sport, color Nuevo
Targhee Tango Sport, Finn Dandy 3-ply Sport, Finn Dandy 2-ply Sport, Chebris Sport, Modern Deco Sport, Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, or any sport / heavy fingering weight yarn that knits to pattern gauge
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, elasticity, or yardage requirement.
Scarf: 8.5(10) inches wide and 68(75) inches in length
Cowl: 20(24) inches in circumference and 12 inches in depth
Scarf: 400(500) yards
Cowl: 185(220) yards
20 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (knit flat, washed and air-dried)
22 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches in lace pattern (knit flat, washed, and air-dried)
size 7US (4.5 mm) straight or circular needles for scarf (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 7US (4.5 mm) 16-inch circular needles for cowl (or size to obtain correct gauge)