Vimátis cowl


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Strolling along the garden path, my eye is drawn to a burst of color in the distance. Upon reaching this distant corner, a magnificent clematis plant unveils itself in all its splendor. Adorned with delightful, velvety, rich purple flowers, the climbing vine reaches for the sky. The sunlight dances on the velvety petals, creating a subtle sheen and adding an extra layer of charm to the large, star-shaped blooms.

The Vimátis cowl draws its inspiration from the clematis, with its flowers and climbing habits. Vimátis combines columns of cables that grow like vines up the cowl, with sections of lace alternated with cables. The slightly fuzzy yarn adds texture and a luxurious, velvety feel to the cowl. Take a leisurely stroll and envelop yourself in flowery beauty.

The cowl name is a word play on clemátide, Spanish for clematis, vine, and velvet.

For best effect, use a round yarn with some stitch definition. A yarn with a slight halo is fine. 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.

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

Juniper Moon Farm Herriot (DK; 100% Alpaca; 200 meters / 218 yards per 100 grams); 2 skeins; sample uses 179 grams in color 1002 Pansy.

3.75 mm (US size 5) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

21.5 stitches and 29 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
20 stitches and 32 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), 4 in color B (optional). Cable needle. Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

One; easily customizable.

Final measurements
Circumference (c): 103 cm / 40.5 inches, height (h): 29 cm / 11.5 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, increases, decreases, cable stitches. Relatively easy to memorize stitch pattern. 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: AcadiaS, amyschoen, carolfitz2, Falco, mmason6288, Southpawgrandma. 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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