Midnight Monarch


Knitting pattern for a double-lined lace cowl.



CONSTRUCTION This double-lined, lace cowl is worked in the round from the top down. A picot edge is worked in the contrast colour for the top hem, followed by the main colour body of the cowl featuring a lace panel resembling a swarm of butterflies. The contrast colour is again used for the picot edge of the bottom hem. The liner is worked in reverse stockinette so that the stockinette shows through the lace (stockinette contains less shadows than reverse stockinette and so appears brighter); however, short rows are utilized so that this section can be worked with the wrong side facing, in stockinette. Once the cowl is bound off and blocked, the cast-on and bound-off edges are mattress seamed together.

SIZING One size, with finished circumference 20 in (50 cm) and length 11.75 in (29.5 cm).

GAUGE in 4 in/10 cm after blocking
Stockinette worked in the round
• 20 sts by 32 rows/rounds.

YARN Rose Hill Yarns DK Weight, 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, 245 yards/100 grams.

You will need 1 skein of each in two contrasting colours: Midnight Tryst (MC) and Not a Wallflower (CC).

NEEDLES 4mm (US 6)
Substitute with sizes required to obtain gauge if needed. If your gauge alters working in the round compared to flat, adjust accordingly.

CORDS 16 in (40 cm), choose your preferred method for circular knitting.