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Nemophila Cowl

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This loose, lacy cowl, with a pretty circular stitch pattern formed by working a combination of lace stitches and 1/1 crosses, is perfect for spring. It's named after a California wildflower, Nemophila menziesii, or Baby Blue Eyes. Stitch patterns are both charted and written out. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting in the round, lace, 1/1 cable crosses; picking up stitches, provisional cast on and grafting if edging is worked directions for omitting the edging and substituting a garter stitch border are included (no need for knowing provisional cast on, grafting, or picking up stitches) GAUGE Edging per repeat 2in / 5cm max width 11/2in / 4cm tall Main body per repeat 13/4 in / 4.5cm wide 11/2in / 4cm tall SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Circumference: 33in / 84cm Height: 101/4in / 26cm SUGGESTED YARN 320 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Artyarns COLORWAY Vintage Pewter (Craftsy exclusive)

Recommended with this pattern

  • US3 / 3.25 mm 16in circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge
  • (1) stitch marker waste yarn or extra circular needle for provisional cast-on for edging yarn needle waste yarn or stitch holder for edging

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Stephannie is the author of <i>The Wild West Collection</i>, <i>California Revival Knits</i> and <i>Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock</i>. She also teaches Aran Lace Knitting in the Aran Lace DVD & Aran Lace Online Class from Interweave Knits. She talks about Aran Lace in an episode in the upcoming season of Knitting Daily. Her favorite type of knitting is colorwork...and cables...and lace...and twisted stitches. Yep, no favorite! She's inspired by nature, architecture, and pop culture (she's a self-avowed movie geek). Find her at or as StephCat on Ravelry.