Cold Spring by Nicola Hodges
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Cold Spring

Knitting
July 2012
Any Aran weight
Aran (8 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
131 - 153 yards (120 - 140 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This cowl with it’s simple wavy lace pattern is perfect for showcasing those lovely little skeins of yarn that seem to be too small and precious to do anything with. I designed it specifically to use some alpaca and tussah silk handspun of mine dyed by Two Sisters String Works. It was also useful because we were having a really terrible spring this year and I needed a little extra warmth. Thankfully it’s warmed up quite a bit, as you can see from the photos.

The yarn I used is equivalent to about an aran weight so I would use something close to that whether or not you use a commercial yarn or handspun.

Legend: P- purl.
K- knit.
K2tog- knit two together.
SSK- slip, slip, knit

Thanks to Softsweater for taking the lovely photos!