This easy but glamorous lace accessory can be knit as a scarf, stole, shawl, or cowl using either lace or fingering weight yarn. All versions are spangled with beads.
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Scarf [Stole, Shawl] Lace: 470 [880, 1290] yards/430 [805, 1180] meters OR Fingering: 430 [800, 1175] yards/393 [730, 1075] meters Scarf shown in Malabrigo Lace, colorway Glazed Carrot Stole shown in Malabrigo Silkpaca, color Cuarzo
Cowl Lace: 400 yards/375 meters OR Fingering: 400 yards/350 meters Shown in Hazel Knits Entice, colorway Frost
Lace: US #3/3.25mm OR Fingering: US #5/3.75mm OR Size you need to get gauge
Lace: size 8 seed beads OR Fingering: size 6 seed beads in the following quantities - be sure to buy extra in case some break or roll away. Scarf [Stole, Shawl] Lace: 352 [700, 1048] Fingering: 322 [640, 958] Cowl Lace: 330 Fingering: 315
Approximate, after blocking Lace: 28 sts & 35 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch Fingering: 24 sts & 33 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch
Gauge is not crucial for this pattern but it will affect finished measurements. In addition, the finished object will be very stretchy and malleable when blocking.
Approximate, after blocking Scarf [stole, shawl] Lace: width = 8 [15, 22]”/20 [38, 56] cm, length = 64”/163 cm Fingering: width = 9.5 [18, 26]”/24 [46, 66] cm, length = 64”/163 cm
Cowl Lace: width = 8”/20 cm, circumference = 42”/105 cm Fingering: width = 9.5”/24 cm, circumference = 42”/105 cm
Note that the finished object will be very stretchy and malleable to blocking.
Version 6/1/2009 - Originally published as part of the Single Skein Club. Version 8/24/2015 - Updated to include four sizes (scarf, stole, shawl, and cowl) and to use either fingering or lace weight yarn. Version 9/4/2015 - Updated row gauge, yardage, length, and number of repeats of some motifs in some versions. Version 12/18/2015 - Errata. Page 2: cowl yardage and cowl bead requirements updated Page 4: Dewdrop Lace motif written rows 2, 5, & 7 were incorrect; chart was correct Page 5: thread bead instructions now specify to co ALL beads for cowl. Fountain Lace total repeats for cowl is 22~21 (12 more than scarf for either weight). Dewdrop Lace section now has no difference between scarf and cowl. Page 6: Finishing section clarified for both scarf and cowl.