Paintbrush Lace Cowl Pattern

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Designer: Connie Devlin

Finished Measurements:

Version 1 (multicolor) - 26" circumference and 18" tall, after blocking

Version 2 (solid) - 24" circumference and 17" tall, after blocking

Yarn:

Version 1

Alchemy Silken Straw (100% silk; 236yds/40g).
•    100 yds or 1 skein Tea Party (gold) (A)
•    100 yds or 1 skein San Francisco Sky (grey) (B)
•    100 yds or 1 skein Montreat Path (brown) (C)
•    60 yds or 1 skein Rainforest (green) (D)
•    60 yds or 1 skein Equinox (orange) (E)

Alchemy Haiku (40% silk, 60% mohair; 325yds/25g)
•    100 yds or 1 skein Tea Party (gold) (A)
•    100 yds or 1 skein San Francisco Sky (grey) (B)
•    100 yds or 1 skein Montreat Path (brown) (C)
•    50 yds or 1 skein Rainforest (green) (D)
•    75 yds or 1 skein Equinox (orange) (E)

Version 2

Alchemy Haiku (40% silk, 60% mohair; 325yds/25g)
•    1 skein Silver

Gauge:

Version 1 - 17½ sts and 27 rnds = 4” in Paintbrush pattern with 1 strand of both yarns held together, after blocking.

Version 2 - 21½ sts and 32 rnds = 4” in Paintbrush pattern with 1 strand of Alchemy Haiku, after blocking.

Recommended Needles:

Version 1 - One US 8 (5mm) circular needle, 16” or 24” long
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Version 2 - One US 3 (5mm) circular needle, 16” or 24” long
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Other Suggested Tools: Stitch markers in two colors, cable needle, tapestry needle, pins or wires for blocking.

Suggested Skill Level: Intermediate

 

Connie stays busy with her landscape and interiorscaping business but in her spare time she nurtures a passion for knitting lace. She loves working with color, texture, and patterns which she finds echos her work laying out plant-life.




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