Bagatelle Cowl by Rachel C. Brown

Bagatelle Cowl

July 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 460 yards (366 - 421 m)
One, approximately 11 in/28 cm tall by 55 in/140 cm in circumference.
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The thrill of walking down a buzzing seaside pier is the inspiration behind Kettle Yarn Co.’s new The Boardwalk Collection in the new luminous hues of ISLINGTON DK.

Featuring six vibrant designs from Renée Callahan, Rachel C. Brown, Rachel Coopey, Isabell Kraemer, Maria Magnusson and Linda Lencovic, the collection spans summer to autumn with heirloom items you’ll love all year!

Sample shown knit in Islington DK Peony

Named for a traditional game often seen on seaside boardwalks, this striking lace cowl takes full advantage of Kettle Yarn Co.’s sumptuous Islington DK yarn to create the perfect accessory for any time of the year. Worn long and loose in warmer weather, the travelling lace panel provides an elegant counterpoint to the stockinette body, while colder winds can inspire a looped style for extra warmth and coziness. The Bluefaced Leicester wool gives warmth and elasticity, while the silk content of the yarn provides extra drape and shine.

Knit in the round, the cowl begins with a seed stitch border, then transitions to a lace and stockinette body. The lace panel travels to the left as the cowl grows, utilising increases and decreases at each edge of the lace panel. Once the desired depth is reached, the seed stitch border is repeated, making a beautifully symmetrical piece.

Skills needed:
Knitting in the round, increases (yo, M1R), decreases (ssk).

Kettle Yarn Co. Islington DK, 55% British superwash Bluefaced Leicester/45% silk, 232 yds/212 m per 100 g skein, 2 skeins.

US 6/4.0 mm 32 in circular, or size needed to get gauge.

20 sts/30 rows in stockinette over 4 in/10 cm.

stitch markers (one for start of round, two different markers for the lace panel), tapestry needle.