Delicate flowers gently open their corolla as the morning sun starts to warm the air. Birds sing in the trees next to the pond. All is softly waking up after the night has passed, dew drops still scattered here and there. The colorful cascade of flowers faithfully climbing up to the sky is Nature’s joyful reminder to celebrate and savor the moment.
The Viomée cowl features lace and cable stitches, the best of both worlds. Viomée is a word play on violet and ipomée, French for morning glory. The cowl lace sections remind us of delicate petals, while the cables twine up the cowl like vines. Wrap yourself in graceful elegance and add flair to your outfit with the Viomée cowl!
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, speckled, or gradient (single skein or gradient set) yarns.
DyeForYarn Fingering Merino/Silk (Fingering; 75% Merino, 25% Silk; 400 meters / 437 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; sample uses 74 grams in color Withering Red Orchid.
3.25 mm (US size 3) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
25 stitches and 36 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
21.5 stitches and 29.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Climbing Vines, blocked.
21.5 stitches and 29 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern C – Corolla, 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), 11 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).
One; easily customizable.
Circumference (c): 112 cm / 44 inches, height (h): 30.5 cm / 12 inches.
Basic stitches, increases, single and double decreases. Cable stitches. Stitch pattern requiring some attention. Easy patterning on all rounds. Lace and cable patterning on odd rounds only. 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: canopycraft, kallyknits. 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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