Lace Dolman with Cowl Neck

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Skate to your own music in a dolman lace top knit in Vale. Increases at the center front and sides create a loose cowl neckline with vintage appeal. The back and raglan sleeves are honeycombed with lace; the front expounds on the motif at a larger scale. A narrow column of stockinette marks the center for visual interest and ease of knitting the increases within the lace pattern. Single rib tubular edges create a professional finish throughout.


  • 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Vale (100% American Rambouillet wool; 450 yards/50 grams)
  • Photographed in color Sashiko


  • 1280 (1455, 1640, 1840, 2035, 2230, 2460) total yards of laceweight wool yarn

Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.


27 stitches & 38½ rows = 4″ in chart patterns with Size A needle(s) and a single strand of yarn, after blocking


Size A (for Ribbing and Main Fabric)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3 mm (US 2½)

Size B (for Tubular Cast On only)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle, one size smaller than size A
  • Suggested size: 2¾ mm (US 2)

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. Please test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Finished dimensions
  • 31 (34½, 38, 41½, 45, 48½, 52)” [78.5 (87.5, 96.5, 105.5, 114.5, 123, 132) cm] circumference at high hip
  • Intended Ease: + 0–2″ (0–5 cm) at high hip
  • Sized to fit approximately 30–32 (34–36, 38–40, 40–42, 44–46, 48–50, 52–54)” [76–81.5 (86.5–91.5, 96.5–101.5, 101.5–106.5, 112–117, 122–127, 132–137) cm] bust
  • Sample shown is size 34½” (87.5 cm) on model with 35″ (90 cm) hip measurement

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern: 

  • 1×1 Tubular Cast On (Flat Knitting; Odd Number of Stitches)
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