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.
This pattern is both written and charted and can be transferred to your Ravelry Library upon request.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate +
Matching Motif: Whitethistle Scarf
Sample is knit in Elemental Affects Cormo Lace
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Cashmere Lace, Fresh Lace, Modern Deco Lace, Yak/Silk Lace, Stone Soup Fingering, Jacob Fingering, or Shetlandia Fingering, Elemental Affects Cormo Lace, Aade Lõng Natural 8/1, solitude wool Alpaca Merino light fingering/lace, Garthenor Organic Number 1 or Pennine, Liverpool Yarns Liverpool Fingering, Highfield Textiles Shetland Laceweight, 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.
Finished size: 18(21, 24) inches in circumference and 14(14, 17) inches in depth (blocked)
Yarn requirements: 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)
Needles: size 2.5US (3.00 mm) circular needles or size to obtain correct gauge
Sample shown is the small cowl, knit in Elemental Affects Cormo Lace, color Purity