The gentle breeze unravels a soothing lullaby as it weaves its way through the reeds. Rhythmically, the slender stalks sway and bow, like graceful and delicate dancers. As I wander over the wetlands, the rustling song of the grasses calms the soul and awakens the senses.
The warm rays of the setting sun filter through the reeds, and cast a tranquil glow where birds add their melodies to that of the rustling reeds.
The Roselière cowl is inspired by reed and its habitat. The cowl combines two stitch patterns: Delicate lace reminiscent of the feathery reed flower, and special cables worked with elongated stitches like long and slender reed leaves. Knit your own wetland song and relish the graceful dance of slender grasses with the Roselière cowl!
Roselière means reed bed in French.
How to pronounce Roselière: Click here
For best effect, use a round yarn with good stitch definition. Yarn weights ranging from Fingering to DK would be suitable. As for colorways, I would recommend solid, semi-solid, or gradient (single skein) yarns.
Do you like the Roselière cowl? You might like those patterns too: The Viomée cowl, and the Aquilō cowl. For endless fun with botanical lace and special cables! Check them out!
(Vi)laines Faces-Bleues & Soie (Fingering; 55% Blue Faced Leicester Wool, 45% Mulberry Silk; 400 meters / 437 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; sample uses 87 grams in color Une poche pleine de pot-pourri.
2.75 mm (US size 2) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
28.5 stitches and 38 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
23.5 stitches and 37.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Slender grasses, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.
Removable stitch markers: 1 in color A (beginning-of-round marker), 9 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).
One; easily customizable.
Circumference (c): 107 cm / 42 inches, height (h): 31 cm / 12 inches.
Basic stitches, increases, double decreases, twisted stitches, slip stitches, elongated stitches, cable stitches. Relatively easy to memorize stitch pattern. Easy patterning on all rounds. Lace and cable patterning on odd rounds only. Working with a wide stitch repeat. Elastic BO.
Video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used.
This pattern is worked in the round. The stitch count remains constant throughout the whole pattern. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches and techniques.
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.
Thank you note
I’d like to send a big thank you to my truly awesome test knitters on Ravelry: knitinmarmot, Myllim. Thanks a lot for your time and dedication, for helping me make this pattern even better and for showing how the pattern would look like with different yarns!
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