Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Double Lace Rib Set

I designed the hat of this set first, and I like it so much that I decided to make a cowl to go with it. Then of course I couldn’t stop there, so I made the mitts as well. It’s an easy, satisfying set to knit up, and the bulky yarn makes it a quick knit. The lace part of the pattern is so easy to do – just a single yarnover and decrease every other round – so don’t be intimidated if you’ve never worked lace before.

The stitch patterns are presented in written format only.


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Skill Level: Easy

Skills Used: Lace knitting, decreasing, knitting in the round

Finished Measurements:

Cowl: 59.5″ (151 cm) circumference; 10.25″ (26 cm) length

Hat: 18″ (45.5 cm) brim circumference; 9″ (23 cm) height

Mitts: 7.75″ (19.5 cm) hand circumference; 8.5″ (21.5 cm) length


Set: 525 yards (480 meters) super bulky weight yarn for all 3 pieces

Cowl: 350 yards (320 meters)

Hat: 95 yards (87 meters)

Mitts: 80 yards (73 meters)

Needles and Notions:

Size US 11 (8 mm) needle(s), OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE, as follows:

Cowl: One 32-40″ (80-100 cm) long circular needle

Hat: One 16″ (40 cm) long circular needle and one set of five double-pointed needles

Mitts: One set of five double-pointed needles.

Stitch marker(s) (all); stitch holder (Mitts).

Gauge: In Double Lace Rib, 12.5 sts and 14 rnds = 4″ (10 cm), unstretched

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