This handsome neckwarmer or cowl features a deeply etched motif with lots of movement for a bold, yet tailored lace look—all the more surprising when knit in a soft, cozy, tweed yarn. But don’t hesitate if instinct tells you to choose a fine lace yarn for a result with linework that stands out in stark relief on a sheer background fabric. A mix of simple and complex lacework keeps this project interesting for intermediate lace knitters who want to expand their knitting skills with a piece where the front of the work is always visible.
Sample shown is the neckwarmer size, knit in Stone Soup Fingering, color Granite
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
20(55) inches in circumference and 9.5 inches in height
For neckwarmer(cowl): 200(500) yards
21 Sts and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on smaller needle (unblocked)
25 Sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch on smaller needle (stretched and blocked)
US6 - 4.0mm circular needle (or size to obtain correct gauge)
US7 - 4.5mm circular needle (or .5mm larger than gauge needle)