Holey Cowl

Designed by Christie Pruitt

I set out to design a lace project on the Flexee Loom and this was the result. This pattern is not super easy—it takes some concentration and patience, but I feel it’s well worth it. If you take your time, keep your stitches somewhat loose, you can easily make this cowl. This stitch pattern is from Barbara G. Walker’s ‘First Treasury of Knitting Stitches’. It’s called Italian Chain Ribbing.  I have modified the pattern for loom knitting.

LOOM: Flexee Loom Skinny, using all links, 96 pegs.

YARN: Approx 250-300 yds, of lightweight acrylic yarn.  Lion Brand Mandala Tweed Stripes in Horseshoe (1 skein) was used in sample.

SIZE:  Approx. circumference: 20″ x 9″ tall

Pattern Notes: The True knit stitch is recommended to easily work the lace portions. The uknit stitch  tends to make stitches too tight.


K: knit (use the true knit stitch)

K2tog: Knit two together

SSK: Slip, slip, knit

P: purl

yo: Lay working yarn across the front of the empty peg(s)

Rnd(s): Round(s)

Double Yarn Over is used over 2 pegs (See pic)


Connect 48 links and join to work in the round. (96 pegs)

Cast on using your preferred method. (I used the crochet cast on)

Rnd 1: k to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: p to end of rnd.

Place stitch markers at the start of each 6 stitch repeat. Begin stitch pattern (see chart).

Rnd 3: *K4, p2. Repeat from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 4: *K2tog, double yarn over, ssk, p2. Repeat from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 5: *K4, p2. Repeat from * to end of round.

Rnd 6: *Yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, p2. Repeat from * to end of rnd.

Repeat Rnds 3-6 for stitch pattern.

Repeat (Rnds 3-6) until piece measures 9.5″ – 10″ or desired length, ending after either a Round 1 or a Round 3.

Next Rnd: p to end of rnd.

Next Rnd: K to end of rnd.

Bind off loosely. Weave in all ends.

Block piece by soaking in warm water for 10—15 minutes. Squeeze out the excess water,  lay flat to dry. You may also steam block using an iron.

Double Yarn Over: