Tree-covered rolling hills as far as the eye can see… From our high vantage point, standing on a mighty rock formation, a multitude of shades of green greet us from afar. The water down below has carved the hillsides, century after century. As we descend the hills and reach the river, the small path winds between the trees. Conifers alternate with deciduous species. Here and there, a honeysuckle proudly climbs up to reach the sky.
The Woodscape cowl is an ode to those woods, wilderness, and leaves floating in the wind. The cowl combines a wide lacy stitch pattern reminiscent of leaves and vines. Join us on this woody hike and wrap yourself in leafy elegance!
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 Fox and The Knight Yak Knight (Fingering; 60% Merino, 20% Yak, 20% Silk; 366 meters / 400 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; sample uses 97 grams in color Tree Swallow.
3 mm (US size 2.5) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
30 stitches and 40 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
21 stitches and 31.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Leaves & Climbing Vines, 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), 3 in color B (optional), 8 in color C (optional), 16 in color D (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).
One; easily customizable.
Circumference (c): 125 cm / 49.25 inches, height (h): 32.5 cm / 12.75 inches.
Basic stitches, increases, single and double decreases, twisted stitches. Stitch pattern requiring some attention. Easy patterning on all rounds. Lace patterning on odd rounds only. Working with a wide stitch repeat. Elastic BO.
Video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used.
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.
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. 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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