Green hues, from light to dark, gently silvery. All shimmering and glistening. This is a truly mesmerizing sight, so much so that a word had to be created for it: aventurescence! Aventurijn is Dutch for aventurine, a form of quartz known for its translucency and shiny mineral inclusions, usually a form of mica. The name aventurine derives from the Italian “a ventura” meaning “by chance”, an allusion to its lucky discovery by Italian glass workers.
The Aventurijn cowl combines knitted-lace stitch patterns echoing each other and forming staggered diamonds and shallow lacy chevrons. A soft and drapey yarn with slight sheen complements the lace and is the perfect recipe for an elegant accessory. Wait no more: It’s your turn to feel lucky and wrap yourself in glistening goodness!
Aventurijn is pronounced /a.vɑ̃.ty.rɛin/
For best effect, use a round yarn with good stitch definition. Yarn weights ranging from fingering to DK would be suitable. As for colorways, I would recommend solid, semi-solid, speckled, or gradient (single skein or gradient set) yarns.
Lindewol Handgeverfd Merino En Tencel (Sport; 50% British Falkland Merino, 50% Tencel; 333 meters / 364 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; sample uses 76 grams in color Aventurijn.
See below for alternative yarns.
3 mm (US size 2.5) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
26.5 stitches and 37.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
18.5 stitches and 27.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Quartz, blocked.
18.5 stitches and 28.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern C – Gemstones, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.
Stitch markers: 1 in color A (beginning-of-round marker), 15 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).
One; easily customizable.
Circumference (c): 102 cm / 40 inches, height (h): 32.5 cm / 12.75 inches.
Basic stitches, increases, single and double decreases, twisted stitches. Stitch patterns requiring some attention. Patterning on all rounds. 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, kallyknits. 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!
Suggested alternative yarn:
Squirrel’s Yarns Eucalyptus Light Sport (Sport; 50% Merino, 50% Tencel; 333 meters / 364 yards per 100 grams)
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