This is the cowl sister to my Lieselotte Shawl! My local yarn store owner introduced me to this delightful and local to me, Maine grown, Maine spun, yarn. She had a vision for a local designer to design a pattern with the yarn, and so I found myself walking out of the store with a skein of the softest, sunniest alpaca blend yarn. This pattern is great for that special skein (or two) that you’ve been saving for just the right project – that skein you drooled over at the local fiber show but wondered what to do with!
Lieselotte is worked from the top down. The smaller size has a more “neck warmer” type fit, with increases to give it a shape that hugs the neck and drapes nicely. The larger knits up into an infinity cowl, with no shaping. Lace is featured at the top and bottom, with an applied i-cord edge at the top and an i-cord bind off at the bottom. Beware that if your gauge, or your i-cord edging is too tight, the smaller size could be difficult to get over your head. If this seems like it may be an issue, cast on 12 additional stitches and omit half the increases in each increase row.