Margaret Street

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.


Yarn: fingering weight; 200 [325, 375, 550] yards
Model: Anzula Squishy in Black Cherry in second smallest size; 385 yards in 115 grams; 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon.
Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stitch pattern, blocked
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles
Finished size: 10.5 x 21.75 [14.25 x 26.25, 14.25 x 30.5, 17.75 x 35] inches; 26.5 x 55 [36 x 66.5, 36 x 77.5, 45 x 89] cm
Notions: 1 stitch marker required, more are optional
Difficulty:
Easy-Intermediate

Skills: k2tog, p2tog, ssk, s1-k2tog-psso, YO, knitting in the round
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.