Orangerie cowl


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Hues of orange, pink, coral, tangerine… A very slight touch of mauve… These make me think of velvety peaches. Then immediately follow other images of summer: golden wheat fields dotted with bright red poppies, strolling through orchards full of promises, listening to crickets singing their song in the warmth of the day, lounging on a quiet garden patio… With the Orangerie cowl, I wanted to capture all these images and memories.

The Orangerie cowl is worked in an all-over pattern of interlacing lace stitches. The lightweight yarn and the openness of the lace give the cowl an airy and delicate quality.

This cowl will, for sure, add a touch of sophistication and flair to your summery outfits.

For best effect, use a smooth, round yarn with reasonable stitch definition. Yarn weights ranging from Lace to DK would be suitable. As for colorways, I would recommend solid, semi-solid, or tonal variegated yarns, or a single skein gradient yarn.

Do you like the Orangerie cowl? You might like those patterns too: The Mettā cowl, and the Brambasi scarf / stole. For endless fun with airy summer lace! Check them out!

Chestnut Cabin Cotton Cloud (Fingering; 50% Merino, 50% Cotton; 400 meters / 437 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; sample uses 45 grams in color Sunset.

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

24 stitches and 30 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch, unblocked.
13 stitches and 34 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stitch Pattern B – Blossom and Fruits, 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), 10 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

One; easily customizable.

Final measurements
Circumference (c): 98 cm / 38.5 inches, height (h): 23.5 cm / 9.25 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, single and double increases, single and double decreases (knits & purls). Stitch pattern requiring attention. Patterning on all rounds. Easy patterning on all rounds. Lace 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. 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: hippyarnaddict, knordicknitter, LilyDixon, mcstribling, sheoguey. 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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