Pattern - Cresta Dell 'Onda


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This stunning cowl features a beautiful italian lace pattern which echoes the crest of a wave, hence the design's italian name. The pattern is worked over 10 rows with pattern on all rows.  The pattern creates a natural bias to the cowl which is used to enhance the drape of the cowl.

Knitted on a 4.5mm needle to create a soft, open fabric in Fenella 100% british wool from Susan Crawford, a lightweight yarn perfect for knitting lace. The cowl can be customised to the length of your choosing depending on whether you prefer the cowl to wrap around the neck once, twice or more. Fenella is available in 25 colours so you can create a wide range of palettes. The sample shown is knitted in Chalk.

The cowl is knitted from side to side commencing with a provisional crochet cast-on and the cast-on and cast-off edges are joined together on completion using three needle cast off method.

The pattern includes both written and charted instructions.

Designed by:

Susan Crawford


First size

Finished Dimensions after blocking - Length: 94cm (37in); Width: 23cm (9in)

Second size

Finished Dimensions after blocking - Length: 188cm (74in); Width: 23cm (9in)


Fenella from Susan Crawford, 100% British wool,  124m/135yds per 25g 
3 (6) 25g skeins Chalk


22 sts and 28 rows to 10cm(4in) measured over stitch pattern after blocking.

Suggested Needles:

4.5mm (US 7) needles
4mm crochet hook


Waste yarn
Tapestry needle

Techniques used:
Provisional cast on; lace knitting