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Oceanside Cowl


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This cowl was inspired by the need for a simple, lightweight garment to keep the chill off while on vacation in the fall at the beach. The stitch pattern echoes the foam-flecked waves of the Atlantic, and the yarn used includes a small amount of chitin, made from the exoskeletons of small invertebrates like shrimp and crabs. The pattern is simple enough to take anywhere, but looks complex enough to impress your friends. It is knit in the round with a rippled lace pattern that is completed in two rounds. This is a great project for an odd skein of sock yarnor any other lightweight fingering yarn you may have lying around. Whether you keep one for yourself, or knit several for gifts, this is a good stashbusting project for any time of year! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Lace knitting Knitting in the round GAUGE 26 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS One size fits most. Cowl is blocked to 21in circumference by 18in long (47.5cm by 45cm). Mods for other widths noted. SUGGESTED YARN 350 yards of Fingering weight

Recommended with this pattern

  • 250 - 350 yards (229 - 320 m) fingering weight yarn
  • US4 (3.5mm) circular knitting needles
  • Stitch markers

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Katherine Vaughan Designs
Katherine Vaughan Designs
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 women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other! I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.