Mettā cowl


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Knitting is meditation in motion. Or at least, this is how I see it. More often than not. Just like meditation, knitting trains me and teaches me, in a very direct way, how to cope with the inevitable difficulties of life, big and small. Over the years, they both have given me more resilience, more patience, more balance and strength.

I’d like to share this with you. And to bring it one step further with Mettā: unconditional loving-kindness. We all share the same human condition, wherever we come from and wherever we are headed to. In a symbolic way, the Mettā cowl merges different lace patterns, integrating them into a consistent whole, while being respectful of differences; cherishing the diversity and the enrichment it gives us.

Linen is a great option for a summer cowl and Quince & Co. Sparrow offers a beautiful range of colors on a certified organic fiber grown in Belgium. It’s crisp as you knit it and softens after you wash and wear it.

But of course, you can substitute yarn for wearing in colder climates and seasons.

Quince & Co. Sparrow (Fingering; 100% Linen; 154 meters / 168 yards per 50 grams); 2 skeins; sample uses 65 grams in color 201 Juniper.

3 mm (US size 2.5) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

16.5 stitches and 31.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
12 stitches and 25 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Friendliness Lace, 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), 17 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

One; easily customizable.

Final measurements
Circumference (c): 89 cm / 35 inches, height (h): 36.5 cm / 14.5 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, increases, single and double decreases. Relatively easy to memorize stitch pattern. Patterning on odd rounds only. Elastic BO. Video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked in the round. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.

Pattern support
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.

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