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Wild West Vol 1, Lace 1: Diamondback Cowl

Oh hai!  Yes, tSUNSET CAT-7he Diamondback Cowlone of two cowl patterns in the The Wild West: Patterns Inspired by the Flora, Fauna, Geology & History of Arizona, vol 1: Lace 1, is the cover pattern for the e-book.

As I noted the on the previous post, I met Kim of Indigodragonfly at Sock Summit 2011.  She is still wonderful and sweet and funny.  She gave me this gorgeous merino silk yarn after I promised NOT  to hug her and squeeze her and call her George.


This cowl features lace, beading and a tiny bit of cabling in the top and bottom edging.

See the rattles in the edging?


Stitch patterns are charted.

Note that the cable edging for the top and bottom edging doesn’t repeat evenly with each lace repeat; work its repeat separately.

The center panel is a modification of Mrs Montague from A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker.

Circumference: 18½in / 47cm
Height: 11in / 28cm

Indigo Dragonfly Merino Silk fingering, 50% merino/ 50% silk, (430 yds per 100g), approx ¾ skein, shown in My World is All Askew (Willow).

US3 / 3¼mm needles or size to obtain gauge

1 repeat of Main Body of Cowl repeat, blocked = 2¾in / 7cm wide by 2in / 5cm tall

(1) stitch marker; (50) 6-0 beads; crochet hook or dental floss for bead placement (I use a 0¾mm hook); yarn needle

knitting in the round, lace, provisional cast on & grafting, beading, cabling, reading charts


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