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Etheria

Crochet
June 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches = 4 inches in Offset Filet
3.25 mm (D)
360 yards (329 m)
45” / 114 cm circumference
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Errata available: juliatrice.com

This lovely summery cowl is the first mind of winter crochet pattern. Worked in the round using only slipped stitch, chain, single crochet and double crochet, it is a relatively straightforward piece that looks elegant and intricate. The delicate picots give the impression of beads but are simple to make. Etheria is designed to add that little touch of feminine to your summer wardrobe without fuss. It works up quickly and makes a perfect gift. Instructions are both written and charted. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.

The sample is worked in Shalimar Yarns Paulie, a luxurious blend of merino wool, silk, camel, and cashmere, in a fingering weight. Paulie comes in a beautiful array of colors.

required skills:
chain
slipped stitch
single crochet
double crochet

finished measurements
45” / 114 cm circumference, after blocking. 6.5” / 16.5 cm deep, after blocking.

yarn
1 skein Shalimar Yarns Paulie in “Toast Points”; 420 yds / 384mper3.5oz/100g; 60% Merino, 20% Camel, 10% Silk, 10% Cashmere.

Cowl requires approximately 285 yds / 260 m of fingering weight yarn when worked at specified gauge.

hooks & notions
US D (3.25 mm) crochet hook
OR size necessary to make gauge darning needle

gauge
Gauge is taken after blocking.
23 sts equal 4” / 1 0 cm in Picot Mesh pattern.
24 sts equal 4” / 1 0 cm in Offset Filet pattern.
24 sts equal 4” / 1 0 cm in Zig Zag pattern.

Gauge is not crucial for this project, but it is necessary to check gauge if you do not have significant excess yarn to compensate for any gauge variances. It is also useful to swatch in all three patterns to familiarize yourself with them. The pattern is suitable for a range of yarn weights, but the yardage given is calculated using fingering weight yarn. Finished size and required yardage will vary with gauge and yarn weight.

construction
The cowl is worked in the round. It begins with the Picot Mesh pattern. The work is then flipped upside down and the Offset Filet pattern is worked into the foundation chain of the Picot Mesh pattern. The Zig Zag pattern is worked in the same direction as the Offset Filet. The last round of Offset Filet forms the foundation chain for the Zig Zag pattern.