A gentle breeze makes the grasses dance in the wind as I walk over the dune. I love those fluffy tops of the hare’s tail grass. They remind me of beach hikes, shady pine forests and cheerful vacations. The sound of the waves soothes my mind. I’m surrounded by colors. Teal and green by day; orange and purple by sunset.
The Wavescape cowl is a reflection of this wavy and colorful scenery. Using four contrasting colorways, lace stitch patterns create a gently undulating stitch landscape. Curved edgings top it off in style. Let Wavescape guide you through the dunes and inspire you to create your very own wave symphony.
For best effect, use a round yarn with good stitch definition. Yarn weights ranging from fingering to DK would be suitable. As for colorways, I would recommend solid, semi-solid, speckled, or gradient (single skein or gradient set) yarns.
The Lace yarn is used as contrasting yarn and is held double.
KPC Yarn Glencoul DK (DK; 70% Merino, 30% Cotton; 116 meters / 126 yards per 50 grams); MC: 1 ball, CC1: 1 ball, CC2: 1 ball.
Rico Design Creative Melange Lace (Light Fingering; 95% Cotton, 5% Polyester; 260 meters / 284 yards per 50 grams); CC3: 1 ball
Sample uses 40 grams in color Lagoon (MC), 30 grams in color Purple Wine (CC1), 42 grams in color Furnace (CC2), 23 grams in color 4 Aqua Mix (CC3).
4 mm (US size 6) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
22 stitches and 28.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked with MC.
18 stitches and 22.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Lagoon, blocked with MC.
18 stitches and 26.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern C – Wave Crest, blocked with CC3 held double.
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), 9 in color B (optional), 1 in color C. Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).
One; easily customizable.
Circumference (c): 100 cm / 39.25 inches, height (h): 35 cm / 13.75 inches.
Basic stitches, increases, decreases. Relatively easy to memorize stitch patterns. Patterning on all rounds. Dealing with changing stitch counts. Working stripes. Elastic BO. Video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used.
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 and techniques.
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: connief, ladygator
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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