Design inspired by the Miss Babs Book Club Selection: Circe by Madeline Miller.
Water, Plants, Journeys, and Transformations play major parts in the narrative… the Circe Cowl attempts to capture these themes with stitch patterning gradually morphing from leaves to waves and back again in a continuous journey. Small changes to the main stitch create a visual textural transition yet it retains its underlying structure and movement.
Intermediate Lace Skill.
Chart reading highly recommended, but written instructions (line by line abbreviated) also provided.
US English with Metrics and Glossary included.
Constructed short-ways from a provisional CO and joined with either Grafting (knowledge of creating both k & p required) or 3 Needle BO.
~ Yarn ~
1 Hank Miss Babs Yowza! DK
Sample is shown in: Naiad ~ Limited Edition Book Club Colorway
100% Superwash Merino
560 yd (512 m) in 8 oz (225 g)
~ Materials ~
US 4 (3.5 mm) Needles
Scrap Yarn & Crochet Hook ~ for crochet provisional CO
Optional extra US 4 (3.5 mm) Needle
~ if using 3 Needle BO
Stitch Markers (7)
~ Measurements ~
44” (112 cm) Circumference
11” (28 cm) Across @ widest points
~ Gauge ~
Gauge is not critical but will affect size and yarn requirements.
Since stitch count changes throughout
Pattern for gauge swatch in Stockinette.
Gauge from Stockinette after Blocking:
26 sts x 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) Square