Have you ever marveled at water cascading from a fountain, with its ever-changing shape, color and sound? Streaming, bubbling, powerfully reaching for the sky, and trickling back down with grace. The Latone cowl is inspired by such images. The cowl is named after the Fountain of Latona (Latone in French) in the park of the Versailles castle, near Paris, France.
The Latone cowl pairs a wonderfully squishy and drapey Merino yarn with a gently arching lace pattern evocative of water flowing up and down. Waves form at the edges of the cowl, and the subtle texture and eyelets mean that the Latone cowl is reversible. Add some flair to your outfit with some stylishly flowing lace!
Atelier Sopra Soft Merino DK (Worsted; 100% Merino; 200 meters / 218 yards per 100 grams); 2 skeins; sample uses 139 grams in color Jeans Speckled.
4 mm (US size 6) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
17.5 stitches and 26 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
12 stitches and 26 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Latona’s Fountain, 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), 7 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).
One; easily customizable.
Circumference (c): 108 cm / 42.5 inches, height (h): 35 cm / 13.75 inches.
Basic stitches, increases, single and double decreases. Relatively easy to memorize stitch pattern. Lace patterning on odd rounds only, and easy patterning on even rounds. Elastic BO. Video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used.
This pattern is worked in the round. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.
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