This cowl combines simple beaded borders, an undulating lace pattern, and a gradient yarn to create a stunning cowl that is more than the sum of its parts. As written it requires around 200-250 yards, but the height can easily be adjusted to maximize your yardage. The lace pattern is easy to memorize, and only uses 3 different stitches – yo, k2tog, and ssk, making this a very good first lace project. The optional beads are added as you knit, and emphasize the curving lines of the lace stitch. This pattern features a large, easy to read chart, as well as line by line directions.
- Yarn: Freia Ombre Refined Fingering Weight Yarn, 313 yards (75g), 1 skein
- Needles: U.S. Size 4 (3.5mm), 16 or 20” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
- Other Materials: 264 size 6/0 seed beads, if desired, stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking pins
- Gauge: 24 stitches and 32 rows = 4” (10cm) in stockinette, after blocking
- Finished Size: 13” (33cm) tall, 18” (46cm) circumference, after blocking
- Height is adjustable