Monday, March 19, 2012

Light & Lacy Cowl

Kid Seta Noir is a fabulous lightweight mohair blend that offers just enough sparkle.  One of the wonderful traits of kid mohair is the warmth relative to the weight of the garment. 
I don't often knit with laceweight yarns as I worry that I will never get to finishing the project and mohair is not the easiest to frog (especially on a plane).  I've been tempted to make something out of Kid Seta Noir for a while, but have not had it speak to me until recently.  This cowl is actually a wonderful travel project - it is lightweight (just one skein) and a simple 2 row pattern, so if you have to pause it is not too hard to figure out where you are.
Light & Lacy Cowl
Designed by Shannon Dunbabin

Cast on 91 stitches on a US 8 (16" circular needle).  Join in the round, careful not to twist.  Place marker.
Begin pattern -
Row 1 - Knit
Row 2 - K1 *[YO, S1P, K2, PSSO] - repeat from *
Continue until reaches desired length.
Knit one more row.
Bind off very loosely.  Weave in ends.
Abbreviations: K - Knit, P - Purl, YO - Yarn Over, S1P - Slip 1 stitch purlwise, PSSO - Pass Slipped Stitch Over