Big Sebago

Sebago Lake is the second largest lake in the state of Maine, as well as the deepest. It is commonly referred to by its portions—Big Sebago and Little Sebago. This drapey cowl, reminiscent of the first frosted glaze over the lake (or your windowpanes!) can be worn as Big Sebago (one long loop) to dress up a simple outfit, or Little Sebago (doubled) for warmth and style in the cold weather!

Yardage is minimal and versatility is great, which means big impact on your wardrobe but small impact on your wallet.


 About 200 yards of worsted weight yarn

Size 11  circular needles, size 8 circular needles

Darning needle

With size 11 needles, cast on 2, place marker, cast on 19, place marker, cast on 2.

Work rows 1-12 of lacework pattern for  45’’

Bind off. Block carefully (don’t skip this step- blocking is what makes the garment and the lacework bloom so nicely!) and seam ends together using mattress stitch or whipstitch, right sides facing out.

Lacework Pattern: Knitting the first and last two stitches (not included below) and slipping markers:

Row 1: k1 *yo, s1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1*

Row 2 and all WS rows: purl across.

Row 3: k2 *yo, k3* yo k2

Row 5: k2tog, yo, s1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, s1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog* yo, s1, k1, psso.

Row 7: k1 *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, s1, k1, psso, k1*

Row 9: k2 *yo, k3* yo k2

Row 11: k1 *k2tog, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, s1, k1, psso, k1*


With smaller needles, pick up 3 of every 4 stitches along edge of each side. Work for 3 rows in garter stitch, bind off very loosely or using an elastic bind-off method (like Elizabeth Zimmerman’s sewn bind off or the Lacey bind off)

Enjoy! <3

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