Easy and interesting to knit, this textured lace cowl is based on a stitch pattern found in a Russian knitting book. Purls give the lace extra dimension. The cowl has graceful scallops on the bottom edge. Knit it in worsted or aran weight yarn for a quick chill-chaser or impressive gift.


2 sizes: 24” and 27” circumference.

Sample shown (small) used 144 yards Mission Falls 1824.



150 to 200 yards worsted or aran weight yarn

Circular US8 (5mm) needles, 24”, US H (8) crochet hook, stitch markers if desired, tapestry needle for finishing.


Skill Level

intermediate; knit, purl, yo, decreases, joining to work in the round, crochet cast on (instruction included), charts, and standard bind-off.


Pattern has written line by line instructions in addition to charts.


Test knit and tech edited.

Russian Lace Cowl pattern