Blueprint by Jana Huck


October 2011
100 % Bluefaced Leicester
Aran (8 wpi) ?
US 10 - 6.0 mm
197 - 230 yards (180 - 210 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This cowl was designed to make use of one of my first homespun yarns. I had roughly 180 metres of Bluefaced Leicester. Which is not very much. So I was thinking of a cowl. To get the ultimate length out of it, I decided to work a slim scarf in a very lacey lace pattern. I got my inspiration from the many crocheted scarfs here on ravelry. I liked the way they look but wanted a knitted scarf. The stitch pattern I finally decided to use is very simple. It´s the Knot-Stitch Mesh which I discovered in A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker. You cast on, work in pattern, bind off, sew the edges together and you are done. That´s all. A very quick project.

Another bonus is: To make this Blueprint - as I named the pattern - you can use any yarn you like from lace weight to chunky weight yarn. Only half a skein (50 g) of sock weight yarn and one skein (25 g) of lace weight yarn are enough to knit a cowl of similar dimensions! I am not even giving a gauge, because, frankly, it doesn´t matter at all for this project. So, no swatching needs to be done!

As always the pattern is available in English and German.

If you like this, you might want to join us at my group and discuss the pattern and a bunch of other stuff with us there!

Designt habe ich diesen Rundschal, um meine nur 180 Meter erstaunlich weicher BFL-Wolle zur Geltung zu bringen. Inspiriert wurde ich vor allem von den vielen gehäkelten Schals auf ravelry. Ich wollte allerdings einen gestrickten Schal. Und so habe ich mich schließlich für das Knotennetz aus A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns von Barbara G. Walker entschieden, dessen weites netzförmiges Lacemuster bei geringem Wollverbrauch eine ultimative Schallänge verspricht. Das Knotennetz wird für den Schal ohne Zunahmen gerade hoch gestrickt und schließlich werden nur noch die Enden aneinandergenäht. Ein sehr schnell gestrickter Schal.

Und das Schönste ist: Diese Muster-Blaupause (wie ich den Schal genannt habe) eignet sich für jede Wollstärke von sehr dünnem Lacegarn bis dicker Pulliwolle!