Karna by Almond Biscotti


January 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
115 - 120 yards (105 - 110 m)
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This simple but elegant merino/silk yarn called for a design to match and this short cowl made the perfect thank you gift for dear Karna, who had just given me her entire needle collection!

The simple lace pattern is perfect for beginners who want to try a lace project on a small scale. The merino/silk yarn is easy to work with, soft on the skin and has a subtle sophisticated pearly lustre, which perfectly complements the colours.

Gorgeous and very easy!

To make this cowl you will require:

  • two x 90 yd skeins of aran weight yarn, one for the main colour (you will use the whole skein) and one for the borders (you will use approx. 1/4 of this skein)
  • one 6.0 mm circular needle (or whatever size is needed to achieve gauge)
  • a stitch marker and a row counter.
  • one darning needle, to weave in the ends

Gauge: 18 sts = 4 inches (in stockinette stitch)

Finished cowl size: 20” around x 9 1/2” deep