A quick little project combining a double strand of Silk Fog in a simple lace pattern with the luxurious CashLuxe Fine done in contrasting garter ridges. Two buttonholes are worked on one end, but don’t let that limit you from using the holes in the lace pattern as buttonholes! Sew on several buttons for lots of options when wearing, or just use a couple. The cowl can be worn loose as shown as well as snug and cozy around the neck or at a rakish, asymmetrical angle.
- yarn: 1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns Silk Fog in Mink (MC) (255 yd / 233 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein; 76% Cultivated Silk, 24% Fine Kid Mohair) and 1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns CashLuxe Fine in Tumbled Stone (CC) (400 yd / 365 m per 4 oz /115 g skein; 70% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon)
- needles: Size 4 US / 3.5 mm and 5 US / 3.75 mm circular needles, 24″ / 60 cm long
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
- gauge: Two 12-st repeats = 4 1/2” / 11.5 cm and two 16-row repeats = 4″ / 10 cm in Third Beach pattern using 2 strands of Silk Fog (MC) held together and a single strand of CashLuxe Fine (CC) using 5 US / 3.75 mm needles
For accurate sizing, always take time to check finished gauge.
- finished measurements: 5” / 12.5 cm x 24″ / 61 cm unbuttoned
Pattern includes a 4-page PDF (both written and charted), 1-page button placement options PDF and a 10-page tips and techniques PDF