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Guelph, Ontario, Canada

I have been artistic all my life, but no medium has obsessed me more than knitting. I live with my needles in hand! After leaving a career in social work, I decided to make fiber art central in my ...

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from Ash Kearns Handknitting
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Vanora

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Lace Knitting (charted or written)
  • Provisional cast-on (instructions given)

Pattern Description:

A little bit of lacy luxury about my chin always makes me feel beautiful (and clever, too)! Vanora is a pretty and practical fluted lace cowl to knit up in your favorite cozy sport weight yarn. It is shaped by changing needle size, so no increasing in pattern required. The body of the cowl features an interesting and angular pendant lace motif (I think it looks like little church steeples). The top and bottom feature a double hem with a picot edging. The top of the double hem edge is wide, handy in case a sudden weather change calls you to pull your Vanora cowl up over your head to cover your ears. This also gives the cowl good standing structure when pooled about your shoulders.

With little details like a double hem, an interesting lace pattern and a practical shape, you will enjoy knitting and wearing your Vanora lace cowl this season!


Approx. 24 sts = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch using 3.5mm needle or size to obtain gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference- Top 23", Bottom 30" Depth- 19"


  • 2 skeins Americo original Dehaired Baby Llama or 450 yards sport weight yarn
  • 16" to 20" circular needles in the following sizes: 3mm, 3.5mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm
  • Stitch markers
  • Wool needle

Suggested yarn:

450 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Americo Dehaired Baby Llama