Black Aronia by Skeinwalker Knits

Black Aronia

November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13.5 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
317 yards (290 m)
One; easily customizable.
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Aronia berries grow on a quite amazing shrub. Grapes of white flowers steal the show in spring. Purple berries, dark, vibrant, almost black, develop as the year passes. Bright red-purple leaves grace the shrub in fall. Winter closes the cycle, and the Aronia, seemingly suspended in time, bravely waits for the ice and snow to melt.
Worked in a drapey yarn, the Black Aronia cowl features a staggered bold lace pattern reminiscent of the shrub pointy leaves. Yarn-overs, as berries, are nested together in small grapes, resting between the leaves. With asymmetrical edgings, the cowl finishes in a canopy of pointy leaves. Be as bold, vibrant and resilient as an Aronia and join us on a berry tour!

Lang Yarns Asia (Fingering; 70% Silk, 30% Yak; 145 meters / 159 yards per 50 grams); 3 balls (3rd ball might not be needed); sample uses 96 grams in color 0066 Fuchsia.

3.25 mm (US size 3) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

23 stitches and 30 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
13.5 stitches and 26 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Berries and Leaves, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Removable stitch markers: 1 in color A (beginning-of-round marker), 13 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

One; easily customizable.

Final measurements
Circumference (c): 106 cm / 41.75 inches, height (h): 44 cm / 17.25 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, increases, single and double decreases. Relatively easy to memorize stitch pattern. Patterning on odd rounds only. Elastic BO. Video tutorials are provided for the used stitches and techniques.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked in the round. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.

Pattern support
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.