Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sandstone Lace Cowl

The Sandstone Lace Cowl was inspired by the delicate pale taupe and pink tones that you can see in sandstone mountains. The yarn is a delightful combination of silk, rayon and linen that creates a light weight garment that drapes with ease and has a fine sheen. The pattern is simple to work and easy to take along and knit wherever. It does require some simple crochet to connect the two ends and to finish the edges.



Size: 8" x 23" prior to connecting

Yarn: Nashua Handknits - Sonora, pink - 2 balls (approx 175 yards)

Supplies: US Size 8/Metric 5mm needles & US Size H/8/Metric 5mm crochet hook

Glossary:

K - knit
P - purl
PSSO - pass slipped stitch over
SC - single crochet
SL 1 - slip stitch from left to right needle as if to knit
Slip Stitch - insert hook into first stitch worked, YO, pull thru both loops on hook
YO - yarn over

Gauge: 21 stitches per 4"

Lace Pattern:

Row 1: Knit across
Row 2: K1, *P4, YO* repeat to last stitch, K1
Row 3: K1, *YO, drop YO from previous row, SL 1 , K3, PSSO 3 knit stitches* repeat to last stitch, K1
Row 4: Purl across
Repeat these 4 rows



Sandstone Lace Cowl

Cast on 42 stitches
Work lace pattern and repeat until piece measures 23". End on row 4
Bind off loosely but do not cut yarn. Turn inside out with right sides facing and slip remaining stitch onto crochet hook. SC the 2 sides together thru the back loops to end but do not cut yarn. Turn right side out and work SC around side. After working last SC, work slip stitch and cut yarn. Work SC around other side. After working last SC, work slip stitch and cut yarn.

Finishing: Weave in loose ends with crochet hook and block.

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