Louise Zass-Bangham

for Inspiration Knits   2012

Song of the Sea

This versatile cowl develops in lovely Art Deco waves. A beautiful cowl can be made from one 100g skein of 4ply/fingering yarn.

Knitted in the round, it is an easy piece for an intermediate lace knitter since there are no fancy stitches. It is more about the fun of watching the developing pattern unfold.

A novice lace knitter with experience of knitting in the round on other projects would also find this a straightforward first lace project.

Customize your beautiful project:

Choice of borders: you can reduce the tendency for the edges to roll in some yarns.
Use-up all your yarn: starts with the biggest waves, so you can easily adjust the number of smaller waves that you need to complete your project.
Flexible: tips to help you modify it for yarns from laceweight to DK.

Want a custom size? The pattern walks you through the calculations needed to make a size to suit you, in your preferred yarn.

Two standard sizes are given in the pattern. The snug cowl would fit neatly inside your coat collar. You can wear the long cowl singly to look decorative and drapey, or twist it up double to be cozy.

Both written instructions AND charts are given.

Standard Sizes
Long (photos):110cm circumference, 20cm high.
Snug: 55cm around neck, 30cm high.
Custom sizing help given.

Long: 400m/437yds of 4ply/fingering to sportweight yarn. Can be made with 365m/400yds if you weigh as you go (see tips for modifications at the end of the pattern).
4.0mm/US 6 circular needles with 80-100cm/32-40” cable.
Snug: 330m/360yds 4ply/fingering to sportweight yarn.
4.0mm/US 6 circular needles with 40cm/16” cable, or 80cm/32” cable for magic loop method, or double-pointed needles.?
Both: Stitch markers; tapestry needle to weave in ends.

1 marker to mark start of round & additional markers in contrasting colour, if you wish to mark pattern repeats.
Tapestry needle to weave in ends

If you would prefer a scarf or shawl, see the new Siren Song pattern, based on Song of the Sea.

Pattern Detail

  • Stitch pattern charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • no sewing, circular
  • customizable in any yarn of your choice
  • digital PDF has 4 pages (a4 size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.0 mm
    • US 6
    • 22.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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