Eifel Oak cowl

Eifel Oak

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Dark blue lakes and rivers, bubbling streams and large dams, forested mountain ranges, colorful rock formations, and a dense network of hiking paths. This is what the Eifel National Park evokes in me. Old ash, chestnut, and wild cherry trees share grounds with mighty oaks and beech trees. Wildlife is teaming, but you’ll have to be quiet and patient to spot a timid deer or woodpecker. Nature takes its time. Soothing and calm, like soft moss.

The Eifel Oak cowl is a reflection of these experiences. Streams and paths navigate across the cowl, forming an organic network of textured lines and open spaces. Come along with Eifel Oak on a woody journey and return home with a sense of accomplishment and awe.

The cowl features textured lace and is reversible. The main stitch pattern uses patterning on all rounds, but the pattern has a rhythm and is rather meditative.

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.

Do you like the Eifel Oak cowl? You might like those patterns too: The Poppy Path cowl, and the Ondulació cowl. For endless fun with rhythmic textured lace! Check them out!

Bart & Francis Pure Merino Wool (Fingering; 100% Merino; 350 meters / 383 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; sample uses 85 grams in color 3808 (apple green).

2.75 mm (US size 2) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

23 stitches and 38 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
22 stitches and 31.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stitch Pattern B – Woods, Water & Wilderness, 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), 13 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

One; easily customizable.

Final measurements
Circumference (c): 76 cm / 30 inches, height (h): 32 cm / 12.5 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, increases, twisted decreases, twisted stitches. Stitch pattern requiring some attention. Patterning on all rounds. Elastic BO. Video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used.

Pattern notes
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 stitches and techniques used.

Pattern support
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: jerseystitcher, katisha, larshine, Mondprinzessin, wildejk. Thank you so much 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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