Lemonade Cowl

The Lemonade Cowl combines simple knits and yarn-overs with basic decreases in a simple lace repeat. Perfect for quick, easy vacation knitting as well as a good introduction to lace. The cowl is long for a draped-scarf feel.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: About 32” / [81 cm] around x 7.5” / [19 cm] tall

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in pattern


Yarn: Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima (100% Cotton; 220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams): 3764 Sunshine (2 skeins).

Needles: Size US 6 (4.0 mm) 24” or 32” circular

Notions: Tapestry needle, 1 marker

Special Stitches

Lace Repeat (worked over a multiple of 7 sts, repeated around)

Note: On your first time through Rnd 9, work a k2tog, then knit to end; 1 st decreased, 175 sts remaining. After than initial decrease rnd, simply knit to end when you repeat Rnd 9.

Rnd 9 (and all odd numbered rnds): Knit.

Rnd 10: *K1, yo, k2tog, k4; rep from * to end.

Rnd 12: *K2, yo, k2tog, k3; rep from * to end.

Rnd 14: *K3, yo, k2tog, k2; rep from * to end.

Rnd 16: *K4, yo, k2tog, k1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 18: *K5, yo, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Rnd 20: *K4, ssk, yo, k1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 22: *K3, ssk, yo, k2; rep from * to end.

Rnd 24: *K2, ssk, yo, k3; rep from * to end.

Rnd 26: *K1, ssk, yo, k4; rep from * to end.

Rnd 28: *Ssk, yo, k5; rep from * to end.

Rep Rnd 9-28 for patt.


CO 176 sts. Place marker, join in the rnd being careful not to twist.

Beginning Ribbing

Rnds 1-8: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

Rnds 9-48: Work Lace Repeat patt Rnds 9-28 twice.

Ending Ribbing

Rnds 49 (Inc): *K2, p2; rep to last 3 sts, k2, p1, m1 p-st. (1 st inc’d, 176 sts)

Rnds 50-56: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

BO all sts.


Weave in ends.

Wash and block as desired.

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