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.
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)