March 21, 2015

Margaret Street Cowl

I’ve been known to run the odd naming contest on my blog when I cannot come up with a good pattern name on my own. I did that recently for this cowl design. Because the stitch is patterned from an architectural feature, the graceful ogee, I wanted a name related to a specific building, region, or even a tile design, something directly related to the motif. A creative knitter suggested that I name this design not after the All Saints church in London — the church is filled with ogees, arches, and other stunning architectural details — but rather after the street where it is found, Margaret Street.

Cowl is knit in the round from one end straight through to the other. The lace is easy to do, especially once you find your rhythm, and is very pleasing. I’ve provided four different sizing options, but many more are possible by simply changing the number of times the motif is worked in a circle, and how many times the rows are worked.