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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Victoria Cowl/Hood

I like to name my designs after people I know, so this is named for my niece, whose middle name is Victoria. I already named a pattern after her first name.  I am going to have start using the names of my friends' children because I am running out of nieces. 

The Victoria Cowl can be worn as a cowl to keep your neck warm, or as a hood when the wind picks up.  It's a simple lace pattern, very similar to the feather and fan pattern. It comes out looking like a ribbed lace pattern, yet it's dense enough to keep the cold out. 

Victoria Cowl/Hood


Materials:
2 Skeins Cascade Yarn 220 Superwash Sports Raspberry
   (100% Superwash Merino Wool -
     50 g(1.75 oz) - 136.5 yds (125m)
Size 6 (4mm) 16” circular needle
Stitch marker                
Yarn needle

Gauge: 4” = 22-24 stitches

Cast on 136 stitches. Join being careful not to twist the stitches. Place marker to note the beginning of the round.
Row 1: K
Row 2: P
Repeat these two rows two more times. 

Begin lace pattern:
Row 1: K
Row 2: *K1, yo, K1, yo, K 5 tog (slip the next four stitches onto your right needle, k1, pass each slipped stitch over the k1 one at a time), yo, k1, yo*. Repeat from * around to marker.
Rows 3 and 4: Knit

Continue these 4 rows for approximately 10 inches, or as long as you want the cowl. The longer the cowl, the better a hood it makes. End with row 2.

Row 1: K
Row 2: P
Repeat these two rows two more times. 
Bind off loosely in pattern.

Cut yarn, leaving an 8” tail. Cut yarn and secure tightly.  Weave in ends.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these lovely patterns, Laurie.

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  2. This is beautiful...thank you so much!

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