By Janine Le Cras

This pattern is named for that 4oz handpainted roving that is sat in the back of my stash for ages waiting for the right pattern to come along..  I spun it as a light worsted weight 3 ply and allowed the colours to flow through yarn. It is perfect for those long colour run yarns such as Noro Silk Garden , but would look equally good in a solid colour.

Knitted in the round, this pattern will knit up in a jiffy and is perfect for that last minute gift.



One Size


diameter 24 inches
Length: 12 inches



Noro Silk Garden [45% Silk, 45% Kid Mohair, 10% Lambswool; 110yd/m per 50g skein] 2 skeins


The sample was knitted in a handspun yarn which was 100% merino from Spunky Eclectic in colourway Flutterby. Spun as a 3 ply at 10 wpi ( worsted weight).

 1 x 24”length 5.5mm circular needle

Removable stitch marker



16 sts/24 rows = 10 cm stockinette stitch



See attached chart.



Cast on 112sts on a circular 5.5mm needle and join in the round taking care to ensure not to twist. Place a marker to show the beginning of the round.

Work 4 rows garter st in the round (this will involve knitting alternate rows of knit and purl)

Swap to the lace chart and work 8 repeats around the diameter of the cowl. Please be aware that because of the yo at the beginning of some of the rows of the lace pattern you will need to move the round marker 1 stitch to the right after these rounds in order to ensure that the yo’s in the pattern remain lined up.

Work 3 vertical repeats of the lace chart, followed by the first 10 rows of the chart. Work 4 more rows of garter st and then cast off



Block lightly to the dimensions given in the pattern and allow to dry. Sew in any ends of yarn.  



Janine Le Cras lives, works and windsurfs on the small island of Guernsey in the middle of the English Channel.  When she is not knitting, spinning or designing she can usually be found on her favorite beach. 


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