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Borden Cowl

from Laura Chau
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Borden Cowl
Borden Cowl
Borden Cowl
Borden Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit
  • purl
  • provisional cast on
  • increase
  • decrease
  • short rows

Pattern Description:

Borden is a cozy lace infinity scarf in an unusual and elegant lace stitch that looks different and beautiful on both sides. Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted is a super soft, cushy worsted weight merino wool that you'll just want to snuggle up with. Borden is easy to resize with smaller or larger yarn and needles, and is knit back and forth. If you prefer not to work a provisional cast on, simply cast on with any method and sew the ends together to form the loop. The "Flags" stitch pattern is adapted from Reversible Knitting by Lynne Barr (Stewart, Tabori and Chang 2009).
Technical Editing by Alexandra Virgiel.

Worsted or aran weight yarn, 450 yds / 410m
Shown in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted (100% superwash merino wool; 225 yds / 205m per 4 oz / 115g skein), 2 skeins in colour 23ns Berry.

US 8 / 5mm straight or circular needles
spare needle in similar size for Three Needle Bind Off
cable needle
tapestry needle
smooth waste yarn for provisional cast on
size G / 4mm crochet hook (optional; for provisional cast on)

2-page PDF includes photos and abbreviations. Measurements in imperial and metric.


18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 50" x 11"


  • US 8 / 5mm needles
  • size G / 4mm crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • cable needle
  • tapestry needle
  • waste yarn

Suggested yarn:

450 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted



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