lace, neck wear, new patterns

New Pattern: Rose Trellis Lace Cowl

Introducing…

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Size large, modeled by Annelies Van Dam Barger

Rose Trellis Lace Cowl, my newest pattern just released!

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Annelies Rose Trellis 2.1 – Version 2
Size medium, modeled by Annelies Van Dam Barger

Version 2

Inspiration for Rose Trellis came as I was contemplating what to knit for a very dear friend.

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It didn’t take me long to decide that she needed a cowl…

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Size large sample cowl in progress, colorway “Clematis.”

…and to suit her personality and style, I knew the cowl needed to be bold, yet elegant, feminine, and lacy; and of course warm and cozy… 😀

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I think the combination of the rose trellis and chevron lace stitches with the hand dyed fingering weight merino wool captures this perfectly!

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I wanted the wearer to have the feeling of being enveloped in a gorgeous, elegant, soft, warm cloud…

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This is why the large size cowl is SO large – truly enormous – so that it can be worn in a multitude of ways according one’s mood and circumstances!

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And because not everyone wants to be enveloped, I included a size medium as well… 😉

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It’s nice to be able to choose the size that appeals most to our own unique sensibilities. 🙂

Personally though, I am almost always in a mood to be enveloped in warm, soft, merino lace! 😉

I used Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light yarn to knit my pattern samples.

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This merino wool fingering weight yarn is deliciously soft, squishy, and oh so warm while giving excellent stitch definition for the lace!

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Of course, you can use any fingering weight yarn that you like to knit this cowl, but I feel that this yarn with it’s 100% merino wool content and single ply structure really contributes to creating that luxurious, warm, yet elegant and voluptuous feeling.

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The size large sample cowl (purple) was knitted in colorway “Clematis,” and the size medium cowl (green) in colorway “Lowland.”

Huge thanks go to Annelies Van Dam Barger for modeling my samples, to Allison O’Mahony of Kniterations for tech editing the pattern for me, and to Karen and Sue for test knitting!

You can purchase the pattern directly on my patterns page, in my Ravelry Store or in my Etsy Shop.

Here are the pattern specifics…

DESCRIPTION

Rose Trellis is a lovely lace cowl available in both medium & large sizes. Designed to be worn draped luxuriously once, twice, or even three times about the neck, Rose Trellis envelopes the wearer in a warm cloud of delicate lace. Knit in a fingering weight wool, it’s the perfect blend of warm & cozy with elegant style. An entertaining knit involving two different lace stitch patterns, Rose Trellis is worked horizontally in the round. While this does result in a large stitch count, it provides a continuous loop of scrumptious lace with no seaming or grafting. Its the perfect project for any knitter who enjoys lace!

SIZE & FIT

Two sizes, medium and large. Can be worn many ways, such as draped about the neck in one long, luxurious loop, about the shoulders as a luscious shawl, or looped several times about the neck for cozy comfort on a cold day.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Circumference: 59.5 (114.25)” / 151 (290) cm

Length: 29.75 (57)” / 75.5 (145) cm

Width: 14.75” / 37.5 cm

GAUGE

17.5 sts & 26 rows = 4”/ 10 cm worked in the round in Rose Trellis Lace stitch pattern, measured after wet blocking.

YARN

Uses 662 (1147) yds / 606 (1049) m of fingering weight yarn. Samples shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% superwash merino wool, 420 yards / 384 meters per 100 gram skein) in colors “Lowland,” and “Clematis.”

NEEDLES

Size 8 / 5 mm circular needles, 40 (60)” / 100 (150) cm cable. Or size to obtain gauge.

NOTIONS

A yarn needle, 12 (24) matching st markers (optional), plus 1 unique st marker to mark the beginning of the round.

~Happy Knitting!

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