In Quillful, swirling lace flows seamlessly into elegant ribbing. Its inspiration comes from peacock feathers, with their blend of graceful curves and sturdy lines. Together, Quillful’s feather and rib motifs create a piece that’s dainty and substantial and maybe just a touch whimsical.
Designed to showcase silk blends in particular, Quillful will play nicely with any fiber that can be firmly blocked. Choose your favorite solid or tonal to keep the lace pattern front and center, or try a little speckling or gentle variegation for a different look.
Worked in the round from the bottom up with simple shaping, Quillful’s gentle flare means it lays well with little effort. The finished cowl is generous and drapey, despite the fact that it only requires a single skein. The pattern includes a note about where to shorten (or lengthen) your version to use the yarn you have.
Lace is both written and charted, and Quillful has been tech edited and test knit, so you can cast on with confidence.
P.S. There's also a wrap version
Top Circumference: 31.5” / 80 cm
Bottom Circumference: 41” / 104 cm
Height: 16” / 40.5 cm
Measurements taken after firm blocking. Cowl will shrink some with wear.
Approximately 437 yd / 400 m of fingering weight yarn. Total includes a 7% buffer.
Shown in Blue Skin Yarns Estel (50% Merino, 50% Silk; 437 yd / 400 m per 100 g / 3.53 oz skein) in Draft No. 35NEEDLES
US 3 3.25 mm 16” / 40 cm or 24” / 60 cm circular needles for working in the round, or size needed to obtain gaugeNOTIONS
1 unique stitch marker to mark beginning of round, 12 additional markers (optional), tapestry needleGAUGE
26 stitches and 31 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch (worked flat) after firm blocking. Gauge is not crucial but will affect yardage used and final dimensions.TECHNIQUES
Single and double decreases, yarn overs, twisted stitches, knitting in the round. Pattern includes links to more information about required stitches and techniques.Here’s how testers described knitting Quillful:
meditative, relaxing, interesting, a great car knit, graceful, eye-catching, addictive, inspiring, beautiful, engrossing, breezy, pleasant, refreshing, and a great one-skein project.
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