Gemma Knit Lace Cowl FREE Knitting Pattern and Video

GEMMA Knit Lace Cowl Knitting Pattern

This beautiful knit lace cowl is quick to work up for a last minute gift or a quick treat for yourself. With one ball of Be So Bold Yarn (bamboo and cotton blend, #4 worsted weight yarn) it is decadently soft and with US10 (6mm) circular knitting needles, it blocks into an exquisite fabric with incredible drape. Scroll to he bottom of this pattern page for the chart and video tutorial. Purchase an ad-free PDF of this pattern for $1.99 HERE

What you will need:

  • 184 yds (167m) #4 worsted weight yarn
  • US10 (6mm) circular knitting needles, 24 in
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Shown in Be So Bold Yarn; 50% bamboo / 50% cotton; #4 worsted weight yarn; 184 yds (167m) per 4oz (113g); color Indigo.

Gauge: 10 sts / 16 rounds = 4 in (10cm) after blocking

Finished size: 30 in (76.2cm) circumference x 11 in (28cm) tall, after blocking

Stitch Guide: Knit cast on (KCO), knit (k), purl (p), yarn over (yo), slip slip knit (ssk), knit 2 together (k2tog), slip 2 knit wise, knit 1, pass 2 slip stitches over (s2kp), and bind off (BO).


Set Up Round 1: KCO 80 sts, place marker, join in round being careful to not twist stitches. — 80 sts

Set Up Round 2: Purl around, slip marker. — 80 sts

Set Up Round 3: Knit around, slip marker. — 80 sts

Set Up Round 4: Purl around, slip marker. — 80 sts

Note: Slip marker at the end of each round.

Round 1: *K2tog, yo. Rep from around.

Round 2: Knit around.

Round 3: *Ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo. Rep from * around. — 80 sts

Round 4: *Yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3. Rep from * around. — 80 sts

Round 5: *K1, yo, sk2p, yo, k4. Rep from * around. — 80 sts

Round 6: *K2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3. Rep from * around. — 80 sts

Note: Slip the first st of round 7 to the end of the round (other side of the stitch marker) for the last k2tog.

Round 7: *Yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog. Rep from * around. — 80 sts

Round 8: *K5, yo, sk2p, yo. Rep from * around. — 80 sts

Round 9: Knit around. — 80 sts

Round 10: *K2tog, yo. Rep from * around. — 80 sts

Round 11: Knit around. 80 sts

Rep rounds 3 – 11 three more times.

Next round: Purl around.

Next Round: Knit around.

Next Round: Purl around.

BO all sts loosely. Fasten off.

Finishing: Hand wash, block to finished measurements and allow to dry.

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