A totally yummy neckwarmer in several sizes (S/M/L) with an allover texture reminiscent of rare white thistle flowers. The highly embossed stitchwork provides strong depth and stability, even in the softest of yarns. While somewhat complex to work, the result is totally worth the effort and the circular format allows the knitter to focus on the pattern. Meant to have a closer fit for cuddly warmth, this accessory will be gorgeous in a soft luxury blend (hmm, maybe that trophy skein you’ve been hoarding?), but it translates nicely as well in a more rustic wool or heavier weight yarn (with needle adjustments)
This pattern uses a dipstitch. See a video tutorial of this stitch here.
Matching Motif: Whitethistle Scarf
Sample is knit in Elemental Affects Cormo Lace, color Purity
Bare Naked Wools Fresh Lace, Modern Deco Lace, Yak/Silk Lace, Elemental Affects Cormo Lace, Kent Lace, or any heavy lace/light fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, or yardage requirement.
18(21, 24) inches in circumference and 14(14, 17) inches in depth (blocked)
300(400, 600) yards
28 sts and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (unblocked; fabric will be relaxed)
32 sts and 40 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch (washed laid flat to air dry, minimal stretching)
size 2.5US (3.00 mm) circular needles or size to obtain correct gauge