Cresta Dell ‘Onda

£3.50

by Susan Crawford

This stunning cowl features a beautiful 10 row lace pattern. The natural bias created by the lace pattern suggests the crest of a wave, hence the design’s name. I first found the pattern in a 1970s Golden Hands magazine called Italian Lace.

The cowl uses my new yarn Fenella – a 3 ply weight yarn – knitted on a 4.5mm needle to create a soft, open fabric. The shorter version takes 3 skeins, the longer takes 6, however the pattern can be used to create cowls of many different lengths.

The cowl is knitted from side to side using a provisional crochet cast-on and the cast-on and cast-off edges are then joined using three needle cast off or grafting of the stitches. Instructions are given on how to work a provisional cast-on. The lace pattern is worked on all rows but is particularly easy to follow and is a great pattern for a beginner lace knitter wanting to move to the next level.

Both written and charted instructions are provided.

Standard yarn tension
30-36 sts & 36-42 rows = 10cm (4in) using 2.75mm-3mm needles over stocking stitch.

This pattern is available as PDF download only.

Requirements:

Fenella 2 ply wool, 100% pure new British wool
3 (6) skeins shade Chalk
1 pair 4.5mm (US 7) needles
4mm crochet hook
Waste yarn for provisional cast-on
Tapestry needle
Spare needle if working three needle bind off.

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