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
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.
Rnds 1-8: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.
Rnds 9-48: Work Lace Repeat patt Rnds 9-28 twice.
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.