Chunky lace and garter cowl

I love using traditional stitch patterns in vibrant colours and dramatic gauges. This quick to knit cowl combines bold garter stitch rib with lace waves and a motif more commonly used as a detail in more complicated lace patterns.

Knitting in the round makes it easy to work the wave pattern without plain rows between the patterned ones. Decreases worked before the second set of waves taper the upper edge for a shape that sits comfortably over the shoulders while keeping the neck and ears cosy. It uses a single, if rather enormous, skein of Miss Bab’s gloriously squishy K2 yarn, a chunky merino with a very round 3 ply construction that highlights the texture of the stitch patterns perfectly.



13 sts and 18 rnds = 4" / 10cm in st st




240 yds /220m chunky yarn.
Shown in Miss Babs K2 (100% merino, 240 yds /220m, 7.2oz / 200g) in French Marigold.

Needles and notions

Size US 10.75 / 7mm 24" / 60cm circular needle

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