achillea green2The Achillea Cowl pattern is live!

It’s a gorgeous combination of stitches that can be worked in DK or worsted weight yarn.  There are two versions included in the pattern.

The small cowl is just the main chart worked twice around.

The large cowl includes a top & bottom cabled lace border.  The main chart is worked three times around.

Although the small is written for worsted, and the large DK, you can definitely use the charts and instructions as a starting point and, say, work the small in DK with three repetitions of the main chart.

aran lace cowl green croppedI use this pattern (the small version) in my Aran Lace class. Between the different stitch patterns I chose, you get to practice the various types of lace cables.

After you get comfortable working the various increases, decreases, and yarnovers at the same time as moving cables, it’s not any more difficult than cabling itself.

Look at how pretty the details are!

Above is a detail of the small cowl, worked in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted in Campbell.

001 (2)I worked the large cowl in Dream in Color Everlasting in Jeans.  Here’s a closeup of it.  You can see how the top & bottom borders nicely frame the main chart.