Quisalis cowl


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As the sun kisses its delicate petals, the vine awakens in an abundance of whites, pinks, and reds. Dancing in the gentle breeze, vigorous branches and tendrils reach up to the sky. Amidst the soft shadows of dusk, the flowers, like perfumed notes, compose a sweet and fruity symphony that lingers in the air, inviting wanderers to bask in their ephemeral poetry.

The Quisalis cowl, inspired by the quisqualis indica or Rangoon creeper vine, is a playful fusion of lace and cables. Asymmetric cables and narrow lace panels climb up the cowl like vines. Diamond-shaped arrangements of yarn-overs create patterns evoking bloom clusters. Twisted stitches delicately frame the lace and cables, while symmetric peaks add interest to the cowl’s edges. Embark on a fragrant and stylish journey with the Quisalis cowl!

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

Do you like the Quisalis cowl? You might like those patterns too: The Arboricole cowl, and the Roselière cowl. For endless fun with lace, twisted stitches and cables! Check them out!

The Uncommon Thread Posh Fingering (Fingering; 70% Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 400 meters / 440 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; sample uses 91 grams in color Ripe Plum.

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

28.5 stitches and 40 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
24 stitches and 36 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Vine & Bloom, 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), 7 in color B (optional). Cable needle. Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

One; easily customizable.

Final measurements
Circumference (c): 111 cm / 43.75 inches, height (h): 30.5 cm / 12 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, increases, single and double decreases, twisted stitches, cable stitches. Stitch pattern requiring some attention. Easy patterning on all rounds. Lace and cable patterning on odd rounds only. Working with a wide stitch repeat. 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: canopycraft, 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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