Lienci cowl / scarf


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Lienci is Skeinwalker’s 100th pattern on Ravelry!

Light plays on the turquoise waters; sandy stones contrast with the greens of trees. From up high, I contemplate this glorious otherworldliness. Human activity, history, and nature shaped this area: The ENCI quarry, a nature reserve, reclaimed from the limestone mining industry. This extraordinary mineral habitat, with its intricate combination of stone and water, serves as a haven for a myriad of species, fostering a unique and vibrant ecosystem.

Like the stratified layers of rock and colorful ponds, the Lienci cowl / scarf boasts an intricate tapestry of slip-stitch, lace, and texture patterns. The stitches mimic the interplay of geology, fauna, and flora, and capture the essence of time, history, and life enclosed within the quarry’s walls. Come explore, play with color, and marvel at reclaimed nature!

The name Lienci is a word play on ENCI, Limburg and limestone.

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 a solid, or semi-solid yarn, combined with a contrasting color yarn in solid, semi-solid, gradient (single skein), or self-striping with a long color repeat.

Do you like the Lienci cowl / scarf? You might like those patterns too: The Yulieo cowl, and the Rockscape shawl. For endless fun with endless fun with easy colorwork (slip-stitch or mosaic)! Check them out!

Malabrigo Arroyo (Sport; 100% Merino; 305 meters / 335 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein MC, 1 skein CC.
The sample (cowl) uses 57 grams in color 252 Wabi Sabi (MC), 60 grams in color 083 Water Green (CC).
The scarf uses 80 grams in color 252 Wabi Sabi (MC), 88 grams in color 083 Water Green (CC).

Cowl: 3.25 mm (US size 3) 100 cm / 40 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
Scarf: 3.25 mm (US size 3) 60 cm / 24 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

29 stitches and 26 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked with MC.
28 stitches and 24 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stitch Pattern A – Plateau, blocked.
28 stitches and 37 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stitch pattern B – Limestone, blocked with MC & CC.
28 stitches and 30.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stitch Pattern C – Ridge, blocked.
28 stitches and 43.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stitch Pattern D – Labyrinth, blocked with MC & CC.
28 stitches and 27 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stitch Pattern E – Owl Valley Transition In, blocked.
28 stitches and 23.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stitch Pattern F – Owl Valley, blocked.
28 stitches and 33 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stitch Pattern G – D’n Observant Hill, blocked with MC & CC.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Removable stitch markers: 2 in color A (edge marker), 7 in color B (repeat marker). Waste yarn (or spare circular needle cable). For the cowl: Shorter cable (60 cm / 24 inches) for the working needle. For the cowl: Spare 3.25 mm (US size 3) needle for grafting (or three-needle BO). Cable needle. Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

Two (cowl, scarf); easily customizable.

Final measurements
Cowl: Circumference (c): 132 cm / 52 inches, height (h): 22.5 cm / 8.75 inches.
Scarf: Width (w): 22.5 cm / 8.75 inches, length (l): 198 cm / 78 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, increases, decreases, slip stitches, cable stitches. Relatively easy to memorize stitch patterns. Easy patterning on all rows. Lace and cable patterning on odd rows only. Working stripes. For the cowl: Judy’s Magic CO, grafting (or three-needle BO). For the scarf: Long-tail CO, elastic BO.
Video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked flat and sideways. The cowl is closed using a graft (or a three-needle BO). 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.

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: kallyknits, Myllim. 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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