Hello Clear Water and welcome to KH! Is this the pattern,
Garter Hood With Lace Edging?
I have recently finished a lacy cowl that can also be worn as a hood. It hasn't been blocked yet; we've been having our house painted, :gah: what a horrid experience. I should be able to post a picture in the 'What'cha Knittin' section soon.
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