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Back in January, I took a lace design class with Bristol Ivy. One of the techniques she taught us was coded lace. I quickly became a woman obsessed. Naturally the patterns get manipulated and altered during the design process, so no secret messages can be decoded here. The two lace patterns in this cowl started from the words “November” and “third”. I designed this cowl to be worn as a reminder to vote in this year’s presidential election. I knit mine in red, white and blue, but you can choose to knit it in a single color or in white and the color of your party of choice.  Whatever color you choose, please get out and vote on November third.


November Third will be available as a free download through November 3, 2020, after which date, all profits from the sale of this pattern through Inauguration Day 2021 will be donated to the League of Women Voters.


The cowl requires the following amounts of Bulky Weight Yarn:


Color A: 48 yards/44 meters

Color B: 69 yards/63 meters

Color C: 53 yards/48.5 meters


Skills Required:


Knit, purl, knit two together, slip slip knit, yarn over, knitting in the round, cables.




  • Needles: One pair 16” (40 cm) US Size 9 (5.5  mm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Stitch marker.
  • Cable needle.
  • Ruler to measure gauge.
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.


One Size: 22.5"/57 cm x 12.5"/32 cm

November Third Cowl

  • This pattern is a downloadable PDF.

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