Chandelle is a long, luxurious loop, with simple but highly textured lacework. The contrast between solid and porous areas reminds me of the texture of limestone. The cowl is worked from a provisional cast on and grafted; tips are included so you can easily modify the dimensions to suit your personal taste.
Chandelle, Provençal for candle, is sometimes used to describe the tall spear-like formations found atop the calanques in the south of France. The calanques are the looming limestone ridges clustered along the Mediterranean.
Skill Level intermediate
Finished Measurements Approximately 10¾” high x 65” around after blocking
Yarn 5 balls Knit Picks Capra Cashmere 85% merino 15% cashmere 123 yds/50 g per ball
Gauge 20 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette Stitch. Gauge is not crucial for this project, but keep in mind that the final measurements will differ from the sample shown.
Needles US 7/4.5 mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Other Supplies 2 stitch markers, spare needle for grafting, blunt yarn needle
Construction notes Chandelle is worked flat from a provisional cast on and grafted into a loop.
Thank you Jan Malone, Anjali M, and Knit Picks for making this pattern possible!