Second Beach cowl knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh | Tempest book

Second Beach

Bands of frothy Silk Mist lace alternate with Tough Love Sock garter stitch ridges in this elegant cowl. The bands of lace are first worked in stockinette stitch, then reverse stockinette, creating a reversible fabric. The increases and decreases in the lace push and pull the garter ridges around to create undulating lines like ripples in the sand.

Published in Tempest

This knitting pattern includes both charts and written instructions.


MC: 1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns Silk Mist in Mulberry; 325 yd (297 m) per 0.88 oz (25 g) skein; 60% Fine Kid Mohair, 40% Cultivated Silk
CC: 1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock in Ultraviolet; 425 yd (388 m) per 4 oz (115 g) skein; 80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon


3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle, 40" (100 cm) long


21 sts and 38 rounds = 4" (10 cm) over Second Beach pattern using Silk Mist (MC) and Tough Love Sock (CC) using 3.5 mm (US 4) needle.

Size/Finished Measurements

6¼" (16 cm) x 59½" (151 cm) circumference


Basic knitting skills, knitting in the round, knitting with Magic Loop/two circular needles/one circular needle (your choice), yarn overs, k2tog/ssk decs, crochet cast on, working from simple lace chart or written instructions.

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