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
Stone Soup Fingering, Better Breakfast Fingering, Kent Lace, Modern Deco Lace, Shetlandia Fingering, Jacob Fingering, or any light fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge
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)