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Beaufort Scale

from zJonquil Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Beaufort Scale
Beaufort Scale
Beaufort Scale

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • yarn over
  • knit 2 together
  • slip, slip, knit
  • knit in the round

Pattern Description:

The Beaufort Scale is the empirical measurement of wind speed. Often thought more about at hurricane forces, a light breeze is categorized as a 2. This cowl is designed for Anzula's Breeze, a lace weight linen and silk blend, and lives up to the name being lightweight and perfect for warm days. The yarn has little memory and and lots of stretch. The lace repeats are easy to memorize and fairly mindless, making it a great take-along project. 3 size options are given, the largest being shown. 240 -700 yards.

No gauge is given because it changes so wildly before and after blocking. This does mean your finished dimensions can be different than those given and it is suggested to make a small swatch in the round, block, and measure stitches to calculate potential growth of the final project. The single/double/triple refer to wrapping ability, a triple can easily wrap up to 3 times and is shown full length, doubled, and tripled.

Be very careful to cast on loosely, if using the Long Tail cast on space the stitches apart from each other rather than smooshed on the needle together. (Going up a needle size will not allow room to grow.)

Beaufort Scale is easily customizable for different weight yarns, and lends itself well to substitution.

Many thanks to Chris Church (rchrispy), tech editor.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • single, [double, triple (shown)]


  • 240-700 yrds Anzula Breeze, linen/silk blend lace yarn
  • US 8/5mm circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker
  • darning needle

Suggested yarn:

700 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Anzula Breeze



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