I finished the small cowl in record time. Only two days!
This is such a fun gratifying little knit - and the perfect neck warmer, replacing the bulk of a huge scarf.
Yarn: Bunny Patch Merino- Angora Rabbit (80/20) approximately 200 yards, 2 ounces
Fine Fingering Weight yarn (18wpi approx)
Needle size 8, 16" circular
I am including the pattern I adapted for it - I used a stitch design from 365 Stitches, yet pretty much any lacey pattern would work.
CO 98 stitches loosely place marker for beginning of row. Join in a round, being careful not to twist stitches (unless you want a mobious, of course!)
Knit two rows of K2, P5
Begin shell lace pattern as follows:
row 1: knit
row 2: knit
row 3: *K2, YO, P1, P3tog, P1, YO* repeat to end.
row 4: knit
Repeat shell lace pattern until you are almost out of yarn, then
Knit two rows K2, P5 and bind off loosely, and block.
The finished size of my cowl was 12" wide and 13" tall.
Cowls are a great use of that single skein of yarn that you fell in love with at a fiber show and just had to have (grins), or a unique hand spun yarn you have made.
The yarn I used for this cowl was made by my friend Cheryl, and she will soon have an Etsy shop up and running. In the meantime, she will be sharing a booth with Duncan Drum Carders at Black Sheep Gathering (in two weeks). The yarn is hand dyed, and hand spun and sells for $28.00 per skein. If you cannot make it to BSG, then email me and I will let you know how to get in touch with her to buy some.
Thanks to Cheryl for giving me the chance to test knit her brand new line of yarns. It was delightfully soft, and feels luxurious to wear.
Here's a couple more photos (one, of course, being silly with it up over my nose, as all of us want to do with these things!)