Prudence Cap or Neck Ruff for Miss Pole Pattern Download
The original pattern is in the fifth edition of The Lady's Assistant for Executing Useful and Fancy Designs in Knitting, Netting, and Crochet Work (Edinburgh: I. J. Gaugain, 1842). Mrs. Gaugain calls for Berlin wool and No. 9 (U.S. size 5, 3.75 mm) needles.
Finished Size: 5¾ inches (14.6 cm) wrist circumference and 4¼ inches (10.8 cm) long
Yarn: Appleton's Crewel Wool, 100% wool yarn, laceweight, 27 yards (24.7 m)/skein, 4 skeins of #757 (MC) and 1 skein each of #756 (CC1), #755 (CC2), #754 (CC3), #753 (CC4), #752 (CC5), #751 (CC6), Rose Pink from darkest to lightest; www.purlsoho.com
Needles: Needles, set of 5 double pointed, size 0000 (1.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle
Gauge: 56 sts and 76 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in k2, p2 rib
Originally Published: PieceWork, January-February 2013