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I was taught to knit when I was quite young, but I didn't really get into it till I was around 15. Ever since then I have been much too addicted to it. At this point I have a strong love of lace and ...

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Mrs Robertson Cowl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mrs Robertson Cowl
Mrs Robertson Cowl
Mrs Robertson Cowl
Mrs Robertson Cowl
Mrs Robertson Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Knit two together
  • Yarn Over
  • Cable

Pattern Description:

I created this pattern as a gift for my sister, the Mrs. Robertson the pattern is named after. She is a very elegant, usually cold person, so I wanted a cowl that was light, pretty, and warm. Using an alpaca blend lace weight yarn created just the fabric I wanted.
The stitch pattern also looks fabulous when knit in a solid yarn, or even in a variegated yarn. It's also very easy to add beads to add sparkle to your project. I give two options for adding beads as well as the original unbeaded version.
It's a project that looks complex when done, but is actually a fairly simple knit and has a stitch pattern that is easy to imemorize.


Gauge is not important for this project.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 16" tall


  • small steel crochet hook
  • size 6 or 8 glass beads (108-650 optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • Cable Needle
  • Stitch Marker
  • 16" US 6 needles

Suggested yarn:

440 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Shimmer


Blue Glass