Ondulacio cowl


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All is peaceful. The gentle breeze creates ripples on the water. The emerald waters of the small mountain lake glisten in the sun, sparkling shiny dots like stars… Dragonflies glide above the waters. Green glows everywhere. We are surrounded by the forest, and grassy waterfronts stretch their velvety texture all around the lake. We pause. We admire.

The Ondulació cowl is an ode to the play of water in sun and air, with all its wonderful colors and nuances. Ondulació means ripple in Catalan. The cowl sports an all-over reversible and textured lace stitch pattern, rippling, flowing, winding and repeating. Come glide along with us and enjoy the peaceful shore on a nice summer afternoon. All in style!

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, speckled, or gradient (single skein or gradient set) yarns.

Note that the yarn used in this pattern is listed as DK but behaves more like Sportweight.

Lana Grossa Gomitolo Aloha (DK; 50% Cotton, 50% Viscose; 250 meters / 273 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; sample uses 97 grams in color 304 Turquoise / Blue / Emerald / Apple Green / Olive Yellow / Sky Blue.

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

22 stitches and 33 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
19.5 stitches and 29 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Glistening Waters, 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), 13 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

One; easily customizable.

Final measurements
Circumference (c): 85 cm / 33.5 inches, height (h): 27.5 cm / 10.75 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, increases, 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 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: Myllim. 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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