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Grandma Violetta loved flowers! I can’t remember a time we went for a visit where her kitchen wasn’t adorned by planters full of purple violets and pink pansies. Whenever I knit this little flower lace stitch or work with yarn in her favorite floral colors, I’m reminded of her. This cowl joins a collection of accessories designed in Violetta’s honor.
The cowl is worked from the top down and a perfect stash-buster! The pattern calls for a generous 18” cowl but you can customize the length so it’s perfect for you. The three-color Linen Stitch is the perfect palette to play with color and be creative. A great accessory to keep you warm during winter and accent your outfits during transitional seasons. YARN
Approximately 10 oz (265 g)/980 yds (895 m) total of fingering weight sock yarn in 4 colors; 1 light tonal for the cast-on and bandana, 3 coordinating tonal or speckle colors in dark, medium, and light tones for the Linen St cowl. The sample uses Midknit Cravings Yarn Company, Sweet Sock (80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon; 4 oz/115 g, 425 yds/388 m per skein).
Color A - 4 oz (115 g)/425 yds (388 m) in Cobblestone
Color B - 2 oz (50 g)/185 yds (169 m) in Sprezzatura (Darkest Color)
Color C - 2 oz (50 g)/185 yds (169 m) in Tapenade (Lightest Color)
Color D - 2 oz (50 g)/185 yds (169 m) in Tapas Bar (Medium Color)NEEDLES
US Size 8/5 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle for Linen St
US Size 5/3.75 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle for Garter St Border and Bandana.GAUGE
24 sts/45 rnds = 4 in(10 cm) in Linen St on US Size 8/5 mm needles
22.5 sts/28 rows = 4 in(10 cm) in Stockinette St on US Size 5/3.75 mm needlesNOTIONS
BOR Marker and Darning needle.SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
- Long-tail cast-on
- Knit & purl
- Slipped sts
- Decreasing with sssk
- Lace with k2tog, ssk, p2tog, ssp, yo - Working both flat and in the round
- Carrying yarn up the inside of the work
- Continental Linen St
- Swatching in the round
The pattern has three circumference sizes and will be referred to as 1(2,3), with 3 being the largest size, throughout the instructions. See Schematic for measurements. The pattern includes notes for easy size adaptions allowing you to get the perfect fit!