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I love a quick, knit-it-up-in-a-weekend kind of project, especially when the results are this lovely and instantly wearable!
This fairly simple, but very visually pleasing, leaf lace stitch marries beautifully with just one hank of Malabrigo Worsted to produce a cowl that you will easily knit again and again.
The almost-theraputic nature of knitting with Malabrigo yarn is certainly a great thing, as are the gorgeous kettle-dyed colorways. The cowl shown here is in Orchid, a beautiful pink with lilac tones.
A few hours here and a few hours there working this easy-to-learn stitch, plus one joining seam, and you'll have this pretty cowl to throw on or give away. The stitch pattern produces curved edges and lines that make this a truly feminine accessory.
Finished Knit Measurements: 12 ¼" [31 cm] x 24 ½" [62 cm] around.
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Yarn Used: Malabrigo Yarns Merino Worsted (100% Merino Wool; 3.5 oz/100g [210 yds/192 m] per hank): 1 hank in Color #034 Orchid. NOTE: The Cowl uses almost all of the hank, so be sure to match the gauge. Even though the name of the yarn says "Worsted," I consider Malabrigo Worsted more of an Aran, almost bulky weight. Please keep this in mind if choosing a different yarn for this.
Pattern Gauge: 18 sts = 4" [10 cm] and 16 rows = 3 ½" [9 cm] in Curved Leaf Lace (blocked).
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: An Aran weight merino wool yarn with a gauge of 4-5 sts = 1" [2.5 cm] on size 7-9 [4.5 – 5.5 mm] needles.
Total Yardage Required: 210 yds [192 m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 10.5 [7 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by Anne carmel on 31st Oct 2016
I love this Cowl!
The pattern is very easy to follow; it's very pretty and it knits up really well. I am knitting it for my daughter for a Christmas gift.
Posted by Wanda on 18th Feb 2016
This is an easy to follow leaf pattern. Some lace leaf patterns are hard to follow. Looks great.
Posted by Jennifer Gray on 24th Nov 2014
I used Malabrigo Rios and although not a true worsted it looks lovely. It drapes a little more than the photo so I would like to try it again with a worsted weight. It was a fun knit! Another great pattern. As always instructions are clear and well written.