To coordinate with the grey mohair lace cuffs, I decided to make a lace collar. Using the cuffs as a measuring guide, I determined that the collar was just under three times the size of a cuff.
I realized that this collar makes a great one skien wonder. It’s a quick knit (mine took me two days to knit plus finishing time so it’s good when you need that last minute gift.)
For my collar, I used a grey mohair with silver twisted in it that I bought at Silk City Fibers. Rowan’s Kid Silk Haze is a good substitute and may yield enough for you to make the matching cuffs (although be warned that I didn’t measure.)
I used a size 5 needle and didn’t check my gauge.
Lace Stitch Pattern from The Point About Cuffs by Vicki Square in Interweave’s Lace Style:
Multiple of 6 stitches + 1 Stitch
Row 1: *K1, yo, K1, sl1 K2tog, PSSO, K1, yo* to last stitch K1
Row 2: Purl
Lace Collar Pattern
CO 163 stitches. (Note: You can use a multiple of 6 and add 3 stitches (2 are the selvage stitches and one is the last pattern stitch which is a knit).
Knit 4 rows.
Follow rows a & b for the next 16 rows.
Row a: *K1, yo, K1, sl1 K2tog, PSSO, K1, yo* to last stitch K1
Row b: Purl
Row 21: K1, K2tog for the rest of the row.
Row 22: K1, Purl until last stitch, K1.
Follow rows c & d for the next 18 rows. Until row 40.
Row c: K1 *K1P1* until last stitch. K1.
Row d: K1 *P1K1* until last stitch. K1.
Bind off loosely.
Block by pulling out the points of the lace.
Sew on three small buttons (more like tiny). Opposite each button make a loop for buttoning. Using a crochet hook, make a 4 stitch chain loop and use single crochets to enhance the loops.
Unfortunately, I had already given my mother the sweater and cuffs for her birthday. This piece was just a bit delayed. As a result, I don’t have a picture of the ensemble.
For those of you who are adventurous, this pattern would probably look good in cotton as well.
Please let me know what you think!
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