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Snowdrop Lace Cowl Digital Knitting Pattern

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This cowl was created as part of the Initiate Knit Design Challenge, hosted by Francoise Danoy of Aroha Knits. The goal of the challenge was to help people get their design ideas off the ground, and this super-bulky lace and cable cowl was the result!

For questions and support, please e-mail me at sarahdawnsdesigns [!at]

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Pattern Notes:

This cowl is knit from bottom to top edge in the round. It is a single vertical repeat of the Snowdrop and Cable Lace pattern, edged on both top and bottom with garter stitch.

The Snowdrop and Cable Lace Pattern is both written and charted;  this pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software which includes the written instruction.

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Sizes Available: One, Adjustable.
Circumference: 24.75 inch (63 cm) circumference Height: 8.5 inches (21.5 cm) from cast on to cast off edge.

Materials Required:
135 yards (124 meters) of bulky yarn. Sample is knit in Blue Sky Fibers Bulky (50% wool, 50% alpaca), shown in the colourways "Frost" and "Lava"

6 mm (US 10) circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge).

Cable needle
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Gauge for Pattern:
12 sts and 15 rounds = 4 inches (10 cm square) in stocking stitch
13 sts and 17 rounds = 4 inches (10 cm square) in pattern after blocking

Techniques Used:
decreases: k2tog, k2togtbl, ssk
increases: yarn over
twisted stitches: ktbl
long-tail cast on
stretchy bind off using k2togtbl
working cables with a cable needle
working in the round

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If you would like to offer to translate this pattern into other languages, I’d love to work with you to do so! Please, contact me  by e-mail to discuss the details

Newest Update: December 2, 2020

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Photo Credit:  Douvlak Photography and Stephanie Wallace

Image Descriptions:
1) A woman wearing a bright red bulky-knit cowl. The cowl has a cable and lace knit pattern.
2) A woman wearing a blue bulky knit cowl. The cowl has a lace and cable pattern.
3) A woman holding a bulky-weight knitted cowl over her nose and mouth. The cowl has a lace and cable pattern.
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