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I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...

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Pemaquid Cowl

from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Pemaquid Cowl
Pemaquid Cowl
Pemaquid Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • basic lace
  • casting on & binding off (techniques defined in pattern)

Pattern Description:

This light and lacy cowl is inspired by the granite coast of Maine, where the chilly evenings prompt the wise knitter to keep a stock of quick handknits aroundeven in August!

A large number of stitches are initially cast on, but 60% are bound off on the next row, resulting in a looped edge. The simple lace body allows the mottling pattern of the Malabrigo Lace (held doubled) to shine. Loops are also created at the bind off by adding back the stitches that had been removed at the beginning.

Many thanks to my to my technical editor, Stephannie Tallent, and to Malabrigo Yarns for their sponsorship of this pattern via the Malabrigo Quickies project.


19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch


  • 600-800 yd laceweight yarn (shown in Malabrigo Lace)
  • US6 circular needles
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

800 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Lace


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