Just a quick post and a free knitting pattern for an easy lace cowl with subtle striping. It’s the gloomiest rainiest day of the year, so the pictures are a little dark and blurry, but it’s now or never because this baby’s getting wrapped in about 2 minutes. No time to make a downloadable pattern this morning, so I’m just putting the Bittersweet Cowl pattern right into the blog. Check here for other free knitting patterns.

materials (these amounts are approximate) 

worsted or aran weight. (Shown using KnitPicks Comfy Sport double stranded with elann Bamboo Classic for Main, and Diamond Luxury Merino Aran with Elann Bamboo Classic for Contrast.)

Main Colour: 120 gms, about 200 yds

Contrast Colour: 80 gms, about 130 yds

gauge: 16sts = 4 inches on 5.0mm

supplies: 5.0mm circ needles, tapestry needle

finished size: approx 42 inches around (meant to be worn in a double loop). To make a small cowl 21 inches around, cast on half the number of sts.

pattern

With MC, cast on 160. Join in round. (You can place a marker for the beg of row, just be careful about its position as you work rows 11-20 of the lace pattern). Knit 1 row. Now work the Lace Pattern chart 2 1/2 times as follows: *Work Rows 1-10 of lace pattern in MC, then Rows 11-20 in CC. Switch back to MC and repeat from * 1 time. Then switch to MC and work rows 1-10. Bind off purlwise or using sewn bind off.

lace pattern

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