This pretty cowl in two sizes (S/L) makes beautiful use of a motif inspired by weeping cherry trees in bloom, with trailing branches filled with buds and new leaves. The highly embossed stitchwork makes for strong depth and stability, even in the silkiest of yarns. The somewhat complex pattern is made easier by working in the round, on the right side of the fabric; short row shaping adds some extra drape at the center front. Gorgeous in a smooth luxury blend, this design translates nicely for cool weather in a rustic wool blend as well.
The sample shown is the small cowl, knit in Bare Naked Wools Modern Deco Lace, color Titanium.
Matching Motif: Snow Fountains Scarf or Stole, Higan Mitts
Modern Deco Lace, Fresh Lace, Elemental Affects Cormo Lace, Yak + Silk Lace, Jacob Fingering, Shetlandia Fingering or any heavy lace/light fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, or yardage requirement.
circumference of 21(48) inches at neck edge and 28(60) inches around hem; 7.5(10) inches in depth at back neck (washed and blocked))
24 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch (washed and dried flat)
size 5US (3.75 mm) needle (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 4US (3.5 mm) circular needle (or .25 mm smaller than gauge needle)