Foliole by Katya Frankel


January 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stitch pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
219 yards (200 m)
One size 36¼ in / 92.5 cm circumference, 10 in / 25.5 cm tall
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Eyelets and yarn overs are the first thing to spring to mind whenever we think of lace stitch patterns. Lace motifs open up fabric giving it an instant feel of drama. FOLIOLE began as a leaf-lace cowl, but after working a couple of repeats I felt the fabric was asking for some texture as well. Here, I have replaced half a leaf with a cable, to give the cowl some structure while keeping the stitch pattern balanced and naturally flowing.
FOLIOLE is worked in a DK weight 100% merino, its size can be easily adjusted by working extra (or fewer) multiples of pattern repeats.
* Skill Level
Intermediate – knit, purl, lace, cables, knitting in the round, simple increases and decreases, and finishing.
* Finished Measurements
36¼ in / 92.5 cm circumference, 10 in / 25.5 cm tall.
* Yarn
Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts, DK (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 225 yds / 205 m / 100 g / 3.5 oz skein), Irish Linen IL01; 2 skeins.
* Gauge
40-st and 10-rnd repeat = 7¼ in / 18.5 cm wide and 1¼ in / 3 cm tall in pattern, lightly blocked.
* Needles & Notions
Size 4 mm (US6) circular needle, 24 in / 60 cm long.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Stitch markers, cable needle (cn), and tapestry needle.