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The Lace-Lace Cowl – Crafting with Corona II

This blog is part of a series. If you haven’t yet read the previous one, please do so.

On Monday, I had a melt-down. I was crying, screaming and swearing for a day. Eventually my husband got me calmed down. It was then that I decided that I had to stay positive. Instead of falling victim to fear again, I started focussing on staying positive and living with gratitude, cause let’s face it, there are people far worse off than most of us.

Several people I spoke to had the same. A massive melt-down, lots of tears, and after that they too felt better. So if that is what it takes to get you to survive this lock-down, go right ahead and have your melt-down. Cry it all out. When you are done, wash your face and regain your focus. You can.

As with my previous Crafting with Corona project, I used my special yarns. This is Fluffy Mink from Prince Yarns, a 70% Longhaired Mink and 30% Angora blend. It was initially somewhat scared of the long hairs as it seemed to be guard hairs. I was worried for no reason. The cowl is so soft!

This is a gift for my youngest daughter. She loves scarfs in all shapes and sizes.

Well, you can join me. Go and grab some special yarn.


  • 50g light fingering yarn (±600m / 100g)
  • 4mm circular knitting pins with a short cable
  • 4.5mm knitting pins
  • 4.5 mm crochet hook
  • 5 mm knitting pin


  • k – knit
  • k2tog – knit 2 stitches together
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat
  • st – stitch
  • yo – yarn over


Using the 4.5 mm knitting pins and crochet hook, cast on 120 sts with the crochet cast on method. Switch to the 4mm knitting pins and join to knit in the round. Place a marker to indicate the start/end of the round.

Row 1: knit

Row 2: purl

Row 3: knit

Row 4: purl

Row 5: *yo, k2tog, rep from * to end

Row 6: knit

Row 7: purl

Row 8: knit

Repeats rows 5-8 until the cowl is long enough. I recommend about 30cm. End on row 8.

Last row: purl

Use the 5mm knitting pin and cast off using your favourite cast off method.