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.Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Suggested Yarns: Spirit Trail Tayet or Sunna, Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast Fingering, Ginny Sport, Chebris Lace, or Stone Soup Fingering, Skeinny Dipping Half and Half Sport, Briar Rose Sea Pearl, Blue Moon Fiber Arts BFL sport or Silky Victoria, Shalimar Breathless or Paulie, or any soft, heavy fingering/sport yarn that knits to pattern gauge
Finished Size: 22(26) inches in circumference around hem and 14 inches in depth at shortest point
Yarn Requirements: 275(325) yards
Gauge: 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)