Shetland Lace, charactrized by eyelet patterns against a garter stitch background, is a centuries-old technique originating on an island off the northern coast of Scotland. Historically, knitters used this technique to make gossamer-thin shawls that are treasured for their delicate beauty. In this updated use of the technique, we're creating a lovely cowl. In its single-wrapped version, the cowl adds a colorful accent to a cool weather wardrobe, and can also be pulled up over the head, scarf-style, to block the wind. In the double-wrapped version, the cowl provides more snuggly warmth at the neck.
The Shetland Shores Cowl is knit on US Size 5 needles.
1. One main color skein of Sock-aholic® Serene yarn in your choice of color as shown above.
2. A commemmorative Scottie Dog Stitch Marker to ensure that you always have a friend to knit this project with.
3. and... The Shetland Shores Cowl pattern by Wendy Gaal. PDF version will be sent automatically, with an option to have the pattern sent to your Ravelry Library, too. If you also need the Hard Copy, please select that option above.
Sock-aholic® Serene is dyed by hand at our brewery using a wonderfully soft 4-ply Luxury Sock Yarn made from 50% FS Alpaca, 30% Fine Merino, and 20% Tencel. Each skein contains 470 yards, and knits at a gauge of 7-9 stitches per inch using size 1-2 needles. This yarn is fabulous for warm yet lightweight garments, and its softness makes it a pleasure to handle and wear.
Washing Instructions: Hand washing in cool water is recommended to prolong the life of any hand-knit or hand-crocheted item. Roll in a towel to remove excess water (do not twist or wring), and lay flat to dry away from direct sunlight.