Oh, luxury fibre! How do I love thee? This delightful little cowl will positively spill off your needles. The charming details are eclipsed only by the loveliness of the yarn.
The flora + fauna cowl is knit lengthwise in one piece and the ends are then grafted together. It is made up of three sections: stripes, little flowers and textured lace.
This cowl is knit in two colours with a DK weight yarn. This cowl has one size and no visible seam.
Skills: knit, purl, lace knitting, provisional cast on, grafting
Sizes: one size
approx 18 cm wide and 66 cm long (folded in half) lying flat after blocking
Gauge: not crucial
approx 21 sts = 10 cm in St st on 4 mm as given on ball band
approx 20 sts and 24 rows = 10 cm in St st on 4.5 mm after blocking
Yarn: DK merino-alpaca-silk blend
2 skeins The Fibre Co. Acadia
60% wool, 20% alpaca, 20% silk
133 m per 50 g
shown in colours Moraine (purple) and Summersweet (green)
4.5 mm 60 cm circs
+ spare set of 4.5 mm circs of any length (optional – for grafting)
4.5 mm crochet hook
or size needed to obtain gauge
Other Materials: tapestry needle; 2 stitch markers; scrap yarn of a similar weight (for provisional cast on)