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
Yarn: 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)
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.
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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