So the blog is kind of broken. Again. I keep messing things up. I'm hoping to log a few hours today to get things back the way they should be, but we will see what life thinks of that plan. In other news I have a brand new pattern release - the Clairmore Cowlette.
Clairmore is a cowl and a shawlette - it’s a cowlette. It gives you the lovely drape of a small shawlette to protect you from chilly days, with the practicality of a cowl that isn’t going anywhere - no shawl pins needed. Perfect for that luxurious one skein of DK yarn, like the delicious merino/ > cashmere/ nylon blend of Anzula Cricket.
The Clairmore Cowlette is worked flat at first and then in the round. The instructions are given in written and charted format. The lovely feather & fan variation is easy enough even for a lace beginner. Using only 250 yards of DK yarn, this is a great first step into lace and the world of shawls and cowls, but interesting enough for the advanced knitter as well.
The back is shorter than the front, but at 9.5" long it's still plenty long to cover you neck and keep the chill out. The front measures about 20" long - nice and generous to tuck into the front of your jacket.
Needles: Size 7 needles (4.5 mm)
Yarn: Anzula Cricket, 250 yards to 114 grams, DK weight, 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon
Gauge: 20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in blocked stockinette stitch.
Size: 20" neck circumference, 20" long in front, 9.5" long in back after blocking.
Note: Row gauge is more important than stitch gauge on this project - row gauge determines how big around the neck circumference is, so go up in needle size if necessary.