Mix up your style with the dynamic duo of lacy knit and floral fabric, joined together to make this gorgeous cowl. The two textures flawlessly complement each other, and you will feel doubly glamorous every time you wear it.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 54” circumference x 7” width (knit portion measures 27” long x 7” wide).
Gauge: 24 sts and 34 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Starlight Lace pattern after wet blocking.
A Hundred Ravens Llyr (55% Bluefaced Leicester, 45% Silk; 438 yards [401 meters]/ 100 grams): Rose Tyler, 1 skeins.
Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm): straight or circular
Notions: Tapestry needle; sewing pins (optional); 7” x ¾ yard Mood Fabrics Blushing Bride Floral Crochet Lace with White Cording (product # 309946).
Cdd: Sl2 sts together knitwise, knit 1, pass 2 slipped sts over.
Sk2p: Sl1 st knitwise, k2tog, pass slipped st over.
Starlight Lace Pattern
Row 1 and all WS rows: Sl1, p to end.
Row 2 (RS): Sl1, k2, *yo, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k1 tbl; rep from * to last 4 sts, yo, ssk, k2.
Row 4: Sl1, k3, *k2tog, yo, k1 tbl, yo, ssk, k1 tbl; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 6 (Dec): Sl1, k2, k2tog, *yo, cdd, yo, sk2p; rep from * to last 8 sts, yo, cdd, yo, ssk, k3 – 31 sts.
Row 8 (Inc): Sl1, k3, *k1 tbl, yo, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3 – 43 sts.
Row 10: Sl1, k2, *yo, ssk, k1 tbl, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, yo, ssk, k2.
Row 12: Sl1, k2tog, yo, *k1 tbl, yo, ssk, k1 tbl, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1 tbl, yo, ssk, k1.
Row 14 (Dec): Sl1, k1, yo, *cdd, yo, sk2p, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, cdd, yo, k2 – 31 sts).
Row 16 (Inc): Sl1, k1, k1 tbl, *k1, yo, k1 tbl, k1, k1 tbl, yo; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, k1 tbl, k2 – 43 sts.
Rep Rows 1-16 for patt.
Stitches are decreased on Rows 6 and 14, and restored on Rows 8 and 16.
The first st of each row is slipped purlwise with yarn held at wrong side of work.
For the fabric, corded lace fabric with heavy ground is recommended. Avoid fabrics with fine mesh grounds.
CO 43 sts.
Begin working in Starlight Lace Pattern.
Work Rows 1-16 until piece meas 27”, ending with either Row 8 or Row 16.
Next Row (WS): Bind off loosely purlwise.
Wet block cowl, allow to dry.
Draw a rectangle on tracing paper or brown paper that is exactly the dimensions of your knitted piece. The paper piece will be the pattern for cutting out the fabric. Position the rectangle on the fabric so the long edge is parallel to the selvedge, and pin in place. Cut out the fabric in the shape of the rectangle.
Using yarn and sharp tapestry needle, with right side facing, sew 43 blanket stitches along each short edge of the fabric rectangle.
*Place the bound-off edge of the cowl with one short edge of the fabric flat with RS of both fabrics facing up.
Stitch the knit piece to the fabric using the whip stitch or mattress stitch method, catching one bound-off stitch on the knit piece and one blanket stitch on the fabric piece.
Rep from * to join the CO edge of the knit piece to the opposite short side of the fabric piece.