Arber by Marlene Berghout


October 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette or blocked lace
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
155 - 170 yards (142 - 155 m)
One size
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Let the beauty and magic of simple lace create a wavy cable-look cowl without any cabling at all! As a bonus, the stripes of the self-striping yarn are softened as the stitches meander both left and right. Adding thin mohair takes the worsted-weight yarn up to bulky gauge and the bigger needles help speed along the knitting.

The lace pattern is both charted and written.

YARNS (held together)
A: worsted-weight yarn, self-striping, variegated or solid color. Approximately 155-170 yds.
B: lace-weight mohair, silk. Approximately 155-170 yds.

Cowl in photo made with Sesame by Berroco, color 7451 Pomel (43% wool, 39% Acrylic, 9% Cotton, 9% Nylon, 230 yds/210 m 100g), and Silkhair Melange by Lana Grossa, color 704 Taupe (70% Mohair, 30% Silk, 230 yds/210 m 25g). Both yarns held together.

20” or 24” circular needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm) and size 10 (6 mm). You will also need a stitch marker and a tapestry needle for the bind-off and weaving in the ends. Optional: 5 additional stitch markers to place between each lace section.

15 sts and 22 rows = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch on larger needle, both yarns held together.

FINISHED SIZE 10 inches (25.5 cm) tall and 22 inches (56 cm) circumference when blocked.

Original v1 version ERRATA (the current v2 pdf has been corrected):

Row 14: (yo, k3, ssk, k3, k2tog, k3, yo, p1);

Row 16: (k1, yo, k3, ssk, k1, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, p1).