Loren Lace Cowl + Swatch

Loren is a light and lacy long loop cowl that can be worn long or wrapped twice around the neck for warmth when needed. The pattern features a long tail cast on, and then two main lace stitch patterns that are separated by thick panels of stockinette stitch. The stitch pattern features yarn overs, knit stitches, knit two together decreases, and passed over stitches. The lace section of the pattern is just a four row repeat.

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 6.5” deep x 50” circumference

Gauge: 20 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking


Super fine weight yarnYarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk (85% Superwash Merino Wool, 15% Silk; 437 yards [400 meters]/100 grams): 5729 Coral Rose, 1 skein.

Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) 24” circular

Notions: Removable marker, tapestry needle.


CO – cast on

BO – bind off

K – knit

Pm – place marker

Sk2p – slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together. (2 sts dec’d)


CO 34

Row 1: K7, yo, k3, yo, k11, (yo, sk2p, yo, k3) twice, k1.

Row 2: P all sts.

Row 3: K8, sk2p, k9, (yo, sk2p, yo, k3) twice, yo, sk2p, yo, k1.

Row 4: P all sts.

Rows 5- 40: Rep Rows 1-4, 9 times.

BO all sts.

Pattern Notes

The pattern is worked in the round from the bottom up.


CO 204, join to work in the rnd, pm.

Rnds 1-2: K all sts.

Rnd 3: (K7, yo, k3, yo, k11, (yo, sk2p, yo, k3) twice, k1) 6 times.

Rnd 4: K all sts.

Rnd 5: (K8, sk2p, k9, (yo, sk2p, yo, k3) twice, yo, sk2p, yo, k1) 6 times.

Rnd 6: K all sts.

Rnds 7- 50: Rep Rnds 3-6, 11 times.

Rnd 51: K all sts.

BO all sts.


Weave in all ends. Block to measurements.

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