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Floating is a timeless wardrobe staple with sophisticated simplicity.

You work this cowl in the round with yarn held double. Twisted ribbing on both ends frames the beautiful yet simple chevron lace.

Floating is a quick and relaxing knit with an easy to memorize lace pattern. Perfect palate cleanser for a seasoned knitter or a confidence booster for an adventurous lace beginner.


2 skeins of BC Garn Baby Alpaca (100% baby alpaca; 250 m / 273 yds per 50 g), held double. Shown in colourway au101.

Or approximately 500 m / 546 yds of similar light fingering weight yarn.


1 stitch marker


Lace pattern: Size 4,5 mm / US 7 circular needle (40 cm / 16 inch long)

Ribbing: Size 4 mm / US 6 circular needle (40 cm / 16 inch long)

Always adjust needle size to obtain pattern gauge. Gauge affects finished size and the amount of yarn needed.


18 stitches and 25 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches in stockinette stitch in the round with the larger needle size and yarn held double, before blocking

Finished measurements

After blocking
Circumference 74 cm / 29 in, length 46 cm / 18 in

Instructions on how to modify the length and circumference are included in the pattern.

Stitches used

k: knit
k1tbl: knit through back loop
p: purl
yo: yarn over
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
ssk: slip, slip, knit; slip 1 stitch knitwise, slip another stitch knitwise, knit the 2 slipped stitches together through back loops
sl1k2togpsso: slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over

Type of instructions

This pattern has both written and charted instructions.
Instructions for suggested bind off, blocking and how to modify the size are also included.



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