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Lush Alpaca and Silk snuggles up against your neck for warmth and a romantic, dressed-up accent. This lacy knit button-up cowl is an easy way to accessorize an outfit and provide instant soft comfort!
Two beautiful, open, lacy stitch patterns combine to create a unique cowl and makes for interesting knitting. An angled button band allows you to wear the cowl many different ways. Keep it open by only using 1 or 2 buttons and wear it like a soft scarf/collar. Button 3 or 4 buttons to wear it as a stylish cowl.
The cowl is also wide enough to be worn as an open hood, draped around your head to keep your ears warm. See my blog entry for photos of different ways to wear this cowl!
PLUS, only 2 balls are needed of the wonderfully soft Knit Picks Andean Silk yarn. A fabulous, thoughtful gift that looks expensive, but won't break the bank!
Finished Knit Measurements: 22 ½" [57 cm] wide at top; 24 ½" [62 cm] wide at bottom; 7 ½" [19 cm] high.
Yarn Used: Knit Picks Andean Silk (55% Superfine Alpaca/23% Silk/22% Merino Wool); 1.75 oz/50 g [96 yds/88 m] per ball): 2 balls in Cream #23520.
Pattern Gauge: Approximately 19 stitches = 4 ½" [11.5 cm] and approximately 12 rows = 2" [5 cm] in Flower Lace Stitch.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A medium/worsted weight yarn with a gauge of 4.5 - 5 sts = 1" on US size 6 - 9 needles..
Total Yardage Required: 192 yds [176 m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
Cascade Venezia Worsted
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran
Fibre Company Organik
Sunshine Yarns Merino Worsted
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 10 [6 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by Claire on 23rd Dec 2012
Pattern was accurate and easy to follow. Skill level is 4/5 but I would rate it easier as it is a simple shape and a small project. I changed the pattern slightly to make it shorter and I didn't do the short rows as I like it better even. The design is beautiful - now I'm eyeing the mitts.