A richly textured neckwarmer in three sizes (S/M/L) that features an openwork panel in leaf motif with button closure along one side. Choose a soft but springy yarn for a cowl that supports itself nicely while allowing the welted fabric to slump into a slight slouch to one side.Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
Suggested Yarns: Gynx Merino DK, Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK, Kent DK, Better Breakfast DK, or Confection Sport, Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK Weight, Wollmeise Merino DK, Skeinny Dipping Cashmerino DK, Shalimar Yarns Breathless DK, madelinetosh tosh merino DK, SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash DK, or any soft, springy DK yarn that knits to pattern gauge
Finished Size: 18(20, 22) inches in circumference and 5.5(7, 8.5) inches in depth
Yarn Requirements: 125(150, 180) yards
Buttons: 4(5, 6) round buttons that are .375 inch in diameter
Gauge: 17 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (washed and laid flat to dry)
Needles: size 7US(4.5 mm) 24-inch circular needle (or size to obtain correct gauge)