Cracked Glass Cowl by Denise Voie de Vie

Cracked Glass Cowl

December 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
main body lace pattern
4.0 mm (G)
800 - 1000 yards (732 - 914 m)
21” (53 cm) circumference at top; 44 (54)” (112 [137] cm) circumference at bottom
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NOTE: Dream in Color Smooshy or Smooshy with Cashmere is a perfect substitution for Starry.

Gauge/hook note: The G hook I used for this project states it’s 4.25 mm; and 4 repeats of the main body lace pattern = 4” (10 cm).

Inspired by and named for Elise DeRoche, a/k/a Baroness Raymonde de Laroche, the first woman to receive a pilot’s license (in France - there was no other place to become licensed at the turn of the 20th century).

This cowl is slightly asymmetric and comes in two sizes, which should fit most women. I love the play between the textured lace of the main body and the bottom edging/front lace inset. This cowl is easy and fairly straightforward (it’s worked flat through the bottom edging); only the last bit of the front lace inset (which acts to make the cowl circular) requires a little additional attention. Otherwise, it’s clear sailing … er, flying. :)