gothic lace cowl
(or scarf) *free*
beginner lace by Emily Wessel

Learn to knit lace! Reminiscent of the arched windows of gothic cathedrals, this simple lace pattern is repetitive, rhythmic and symmetrical, making it perfect for beginner lace knitters.

Intimidated by chart reading and blocking? We created an in-depth tutorial covering all the techniques you need for this project. Get started knitting lace today!

download Gothic Lace Pattern > barley hat pattern

Tutorials ::: Let's Knit Lace, How to read a knitting chart, How to yo (yarn over), How to sl1-k2tog-psso, How to ssk, How to k2tog, Basic Blocking

   

sizing Short (long) cowl measures approximately 10 inches wide by 22 (44) inches long before blocking. Scarf measures approximately 8 inches wide by 60 inches long. After blocking the piece will grow somewhat, depending on yarn choice and how aggressively you block the lace.
materials worsted / aran weight yarn
Sample shown in Malabrigo Merino Worsted in "Frost Grey"
gauge and suggested needles Aran version - US # 8 / 5.0mm needles, to achieve a gauge of 18 sts/4"
straight or circular needles, as desired
notes Pattern includes both text instructions, and charts to represent lace pattern

 

gothic lace cowl

gothic lace cowl

gothic lace cowl

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gothic lace cowl

gothic lace cowl


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