Named after the brook that zig-zags behind my home in Maine, Collins Brook Cowl is a versatile worsted-weight cowl pattern that is knit in the round and features an easy zig-zag lace stitch pattern. This cowl can be created and worn in multiple ways: * Long version can be worn simply draped around the neck or wrapped twice around your neck * Short version can be worn around the neck or a button closure can be used for a closer fit Never done any kind of simple lace work before? This pattern is a great choice for lace newbies and provides a good introduction into a couple of the most basic techniques that you'll find with lace work. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit Purl Cast on Bind off Knitting in the round Basic pattern reading skills GAUGE 4.5 stitches & 8 rows = 1" in St st SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approx. 23" (47") circumference x 6" height PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Malabrigo "Rios"