Saturday, June 25, 2016

Stormy Lace Cowl

This soft, fluffy, single plied yarn creates a delightful lacy cowl. The lacy texture is perfect for spring, with a soft neutral color to match so much in your wardrobe. 
I used one skein of Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal in Stormy with size 10.5 needles. 
CO 53, longtail. 
Row 1: k1, *k1, yo, k3, slip 1 kw, k2tog, pass slipped st over, k3, yo; rep from * to end across to last 2 sts, k1, k1
Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8: purl across
Row 3: k1, *k2, yo, k2, slip 1 kw, k2tog, pass slipped st over, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to end across to last 2 sts, k1, k1
Row 5: k1, *k3, yo, k1, slip 1 kw, k2tog, pass slipped st over, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to end across to last 2 sts, k1, k1
Row 7: k1, *k4, yo, slip 1 kw, k2tog, pass slipped st over, yo, k3; rep from * to end across to last 2 sts, k1, k1

Rep these last 8 rows until you have the desired length. BO loosely, I used JSSBO. I left a fairly long tail here, so that I could see the two ends together to make a cowl. I blocked this scarf because it's wool, and to open up the lace. I just wet it and then pinned it out in the rectangle shape. After it was dry, I seamed it together. Weave in any remaining tails. 
The blocking really helped this lace. The drape is fantastic afterwards too. I've never used this yarn before, and I was pleasantly surprised! 
My finished cowl is 13" wide and 40" around. 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

30 comments:

  1. Can you tell me what is the gauge of this pattern. Also, I live in Canada and want to know if the needle size is a US measurement or mm. (10.5) The pattern is very lacy and I am not familiar with the yarn but being a single ply, I am thinking that the needle size is a small mm size. Also, what does JSSBO mean. Thank you.

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    1. JSSBO is Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. I don't normally gauge scarves, just because I don't find hat it matters much, but I have about 4 sts and 5 rows to the inch. The needle size is US. This is also a worsted weight yarn, just in case you look up the yarn. They still the Preciosa is fingering and worsted.

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    2. I to am in Canada and have learned after 40 or so years knitting that if the needle size is not followed by "mm" it is usually us-this would be a 6.5 mm needle for us and the yarn is a worsted weight or a #4 if you go by the yarn weight system.

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  2. I'm a reader and don't know the answer to the needle question, though my guess is, U.S. size. But JSSBO is Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. Here's a youtube video for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol8aZ7z_ISs

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    1. Yes, I use US sizes. Since learning JSSBO, I use it all the time, on almost all of my projects.

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  3. Absolutely fantastic!!! Thank you, Alyssa. :)

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  4. This is gorgeous, elegant, and stunning! I can't wait to finish my current project so I can go on the hunt for the "just right" yarn to create this cowl. I love the Stormy and may use it but I was thinking a little glitter might just add a little extra bling-bling to an already perfect work of art!!!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you find your perfect yarn!

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  5. This is gorgeous, elegant, and stunning! I can't wait to finish my current project so I can go on the hunt for the "just right" yarn to create this cowl. I love the Stormy and may use it but I was thinking a little glitter might just add a little extra bling-bling to an already perfect work of art!!!

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  6. This is brilliant! I was poking around on the knit picks website about a month ago to order some yarn and ordered 2 random balls just because they looked interesting by their description and 1 of them is this yarn in stormy, can't wait to get started! thank you so much.

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  7. I would love to download this beautiful pattern. Is there a place to do that which I have overlooked?

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    1. I don't specifically have a PDF or anything to download, but if you want to print it you should be able to by right clicking on this page.

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  8. Thank you very much, I have just printed it and will start working on it very soon.

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  9. Hi, I am fairly new knitter, but my work keeps increasing.row 1 pattern has 2yo, but only 1 k2tog each time you do the work in the parenthesis. I
    What am I reading incorrectly. Thanks in advance

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    1. If you reread row 1, you should see that you have to sl 1 st, then k2tog, then pass the slipped st over. This will decrease two stitches for every pattern repeat, making the number of stitches stay the same.

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  10. Hi,

    did you use fingering or worsted weight in the yarn. Thanks so much for a beautiful cowl/pattern.

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    1. I would call this a worsted weight yarn. Glad you like it!

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  11. help what kw in the directions

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  12. Can you work this in the round instead of seaming?

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  13. I just want to say - this is GORGEOUS!! TY! Jeannie

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  14. This is such a goeous pattern ! But I want to use "Vanna's Glamour' yarn. It is 96% acrylic, 4% metallic polyester. It is categorized as # 2 / fine and recommends size 5 / 3.75mm knitting needles. Do you think this yarn is a good substitute for the yarn you used ? Do you think I will have problems with the edges curling ? I sure hope I can use this pattern on the Vanna's Glamour yarn! Regardless, THANK YOU for the beautiful pattern!

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    1. This yarn was about worsted weight, but I think you could use Vanna's Glamour too, maybe with size 7 or 8 needles to get a drape similar to mine? I don't think the edges will curl that much if you use the bigger needles, but maybe you could add a few garter stitches on either side to help with that.
      Glad you like the pattern!

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    2. Perfect! THANK YOU so much! Appreciate your quick reply! Appreciate the suggestions on needle size and adding garter stitch! Ill be downloading the pattern and starting to work on it! THANKS !!!!!

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  15. Hello Alyssa, my name is Diana and I am an alpaca farmer in Wisconsin. May I include your beautiful pattern in a knitting kit with my yarn in my farm store? My email address is dthomas.sc@gmail.com. Thank you

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  16. The pattern says the yarn is a single ply fingering weight yarn but in your comments you say it is worsted. Which is it?

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  17. I am a new knitter and don't know what the asterisk before the k means.

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    1. The asterisk indicates the start of the pattern repeat.

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