Meandering up and downhill, I walk the path. In the woods, a broad mix of conifers and deciduous trees greet me along the way. Tall dense ferns cover the wooded slopes. Their green ornate fronds gracefully curve mid-air, forming a fascinating and intricate lace.
This is one of my favorite woody spots, surrounded by ferns up to my shoulders.
The Aquilō cowl is freely named after the latin name for eagle fern. Aquilō playfully combines lace reminiscent of tall ferns, reversible cables creating a bark-like texture, and asymmetric scallops. The cowl is reversible with a clear A and B sides for added playfulness. Join us on this woody journey and come play with lace and highly textured cables.
For best effect, use a round yarn with good stitch definition. Yarn weights ranging from Fingering to Worsted would be suitable. As for colorways, I would recommend solid, semi-solid, or gradient (single skein or gradient set) yarns.
Malabrigo Rios (Worsted; 100% Merino wool; 192 meters / 210 yards per 100 grams); 2 skeins; sample uses 141 grams in color 133 Reflecting Pool.
4.5 mm (US size 7) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
17.5 stitches and 25.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
18.5 stitches and 25 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Ferns & Twigs, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.
Removable stitch markers: 1 in color A (beginning-of-round marker), 2 in color B (optional), 6 in color C (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).
Circumference (c): 100 cm / 39.25 inches, height (h): 31 cm / 12 inches.
Basic stitches, increases, double decreases, cable stitches. Relatively easy to memorize stitch pattern. Easy patterning on all rounds. Lace and cable patterning on odd rounds only. Working with a wide stitch repeat. Elastic BO.
Video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used.
This pattern is worked in the round. The stitch count
remains constant throughout the whole pattern. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches and techniques.
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.
Thank you note
I’d like to send a big thank you to my truly awesome test knitters on Ravelry: canopycraft. Thanks a lot for your time and dedication, for helping me make this pattern even better and for showing how the pattern would look like with different yarns!
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