Salishan Cowl is a fabulous accessory for dressing up any outfit. The elegant lace design is surprisingly easy for lace. Appropriate for beginning to more advanced lace knitters, it contrasts a structured edging with a graceful and airy lace pattern.
Skills Needed: Working in the round; yarn overs; knitting two stitches together, ssk.
Size: Small (Medium, Large)
Width: 6 ½ (7 ¼, 10 ¼) in. [16.5 (18.4, 26.0) cm].
Circumference: 32 (42 ¾, 48) in. [81.3 (108.6, 121.9) cm].
Yarn: 1 (1, 2) skeins Shibui Lunar (Lace; 60% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 40% Mulberry Silk; 401 yards/50 grams) in Pollen and 1 (1, 2) skeins Shibui Silk Cloud (Lace; 60% Kid Mohair, 40% Silk; 330 yards/25 grams) in Pollen. Hold one strand of each of the two yarns together and knit them as one throughout the entire piece.
If substituting yarn, use DK weight held singly. You will need 150 (300, 450) yards [137.2 (274.3, 411.5) meters].
Circular needles: 1 set US size 7 [4.5 mm] – 24 (32, 47) in. [60 (80, 120) cm] length, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge after blocking: 16.5 sts and 30 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in charted pattern stitch on smaller needles. Take time to determine gauge.
Other Materials: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking mat, T-pins.
Lace pattern is presented in both written and charted form.
I have made this cowl in several different yarns, including Madelinetosh, Malabrigo Silky Merino, Rowan Felted Tweed, and the Shibui Lunar/Silk Cloud combination. I feel like a million bucks whenever I wear the cowl, no matter which yarn I used!