I love lace stitches worked in more substantial yarns. The lace stitch in this quick-to-knit cowl produces a pretty scalloped edge. The cowl is worked in-the-round from the top down and all the increasing is worked into the stitch pattern for you. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY CO, BO, work in-the-round, increase, decrease GAUGE 17.5 sts = 4" over lace pattern. Look for a yarn that knits to 14 - 16 sts = 4" over St st. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS one size circumference at top edge: 16.5" length: approx 7.5"