Twigs and Brambles Cowl - Knitting Pattern
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My favorite lace pattern and a gorgeous yarn pair wonderfully in this pattern. This is an homage to the stitch dictionary I based this pattern off of, The Haapsalu Shawl. (If you’re interested in learning more about Estonian lace, I highly recommend finding this book.)
Choose your favorite bulky-weight yarn and soon you’ll be knitting these twig lace repeats in your sleep! This cowl begins with a provisional cast-on, works 22 repeats of the lace pattern, and finishes with a kitchener seam—which is invisible—to preserve the beauty of the lace. This pattern includes written and charted instructions.
Gauge isn’t essential to this project, so choose a needle that works a comfortable lace for your liking. It will grow, though, so be sure that it is on the snug side so that it can grow without overstretching during the blocking process. You can also customize this cowl by working fewer or more repeats of the twig lace chart.
yarn: 420 yards/382 meters of bulky yarn
Suggested yarn: Araucania Azapa 45% Merino, 30% Alpaca, 15% Silk, 10% Rayon; 140yds/128m per 100g skein; color 827 Olive, 3 skeins
1 20-inch (75-cm) US #8/5.0mm circ needle
1 20-inch (75-cm) US #5/3.75mm circ needle for live sts from provisional cast-on
waste yarn for provisional cast-on
Tapestry needle for grafting and weaving in ends
I-9 crochet hook for provisional cast-on