Saturday, July 6, 2013

Lacy Scales Cowl - Longwood

 Longwood is one of those yarns I could not wait to play with.  191 yards of Extra-Fine Merino Superwash per 100 gram ball in a complex twist that is meant to show off stitch definition.  There are 28 rich colors to choose from in this scrumptious worsted weight yarn.

The challenge was to find a stitch pattern that would work for 1 skein, look interesting, and do the yarn justice.  I tripped over a stitch pattern that reminded me of dragon scales and scaled the size back to work a bit better for a small project on a medium weight yarn.
Materials:

  • Longwood (100% Superwash Extra-Fine Merino Wool - 191 yds/100 g) - 1 ball - shown in #18 - Green Spruce
  • US 9 16" Circular Needles
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn Needle
Abbreviations
  • K - Knit
  • P - Purl
  • K TBL - Knit Through Back Loop
  • YO - Yarn Over
  • K2tog TBL - Knit 2 Together Through Back Loop
Cast on 96 stitches
Join in the round, careful not to twist.
Place marker.
K2, P2 for 1"

Switch to pattern (see chart):
Repeat 14 row pattern until almost desired length.

K2, P2 for 1"

Bind off loosely.  Weave in ends.




 






5 comments:

  1. Absolutely love this!! Thanks for sharing

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  2. It DOES look like dragon scales! I love it!

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  3. Beautiful!! I cant wait to try this!!

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