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The cool mountain lake terrain of early fall was the inspiration for this long, asymmetrical cowl in two sizes (petite/tall), worked in rippling openwork stitch patterns. Though there is lace knitting on every round, working in a circular fashion allows the knitter complete access to the front side at all times and makes this project very doable for less experienced knitters and those seeking a quick project. The gorgeous hem forms a dramatic point at the front to fill the neck of a jacket; the biasing motifs cause the cowl to puddle into lovely folds.
Shown here: size tall in Spirit Trail Tayet, color Tintern

Suggested Yarns:

 Better Breakfast FingeringShetlandia Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, Jacob Fingering, Finn Dandy 3-ply Sport, Modern Deco Lace, or any soft, heavy fingering/sport yarn that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape. 

Finished Size: 

22(26) inches in circumference around hem and 14 inches in depth at shortest point 

Yarn Requirements: 
275(325) yards  

19 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on smaller needles (knit flat; unblocked)

size 6US (4.0 mm) circular needles (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 7US (4.5 mm) circular needle for hem (.5 mm larger than gauge needle)