Marion's Cowl by Tanja Luescher

Marion's Cowl

November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
148 - 246 yards (135 - 225 m)
Short: 16 cm (6.3'') wide and 68 cm (26.75'') around Long: 16 cm (6.3'') wide and 116 cm (45.67'') around
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This cowl uses an old German stitch pattern that I find extremely beautiful – I just had to use it! Doesn’t it look gorgeous in the silky, shiny yarn from Switzerland? I made the cowl for my father’s cousin Marion. I remember so many happy hours spent at her house on my holidays as a kid that I want to thank her for.

The cowl is knit as a long scarf and then joined or seamed.

Short: 16 cm 6.3’’ wide and 68 cm 26.75’’ around
Long: 16 cm 6.3’’ wide and 116 cm 45.67’’ around

1 pattern repeat (16 sts and 16 rows) is about 7.5 cm 3’’ wide and 6.8 cm 2.67’’ high
25 sts and 40 rows = 10 cm 4’’ in stockinette stitch
(Gauge is not vital for this project, but it will affect the size of the FO and yardage.)

Siidegarte Siide-Quirlig (110 g (3.9 oz), 440 m (480 yd), 70 % silk, 30 % SeaCell), 1 hank Hunggblüemli
Or approx. 135 m (145 yd) fingering weight yarn of your choice for the short cowl
Siidegarte Siide-Fideel (120 g, (4.2 oz), 480 m (525 yd), 50 % silk, 50 % merino), 1 hank Tinteblueme or
approx. 225 m (245 yd) fingering weight yarn of your choice for the long cowl
3 mm (US 2.5) 40 cm (16”) circular needle, or a size that gives you a fabric you like.
(Designer’s note: I’m a loose knitter, so you may want to try bigger needles if you aren’t.)
2 stitch markers

Skills needed:
Knit and purl
K-tbl and p-tbl
Lace knitting

The lace pattern is charted as well as written out. A photo tutorial for the Cluster/Gather Stitch is included.

Many thanks to my Tech Editor cupani and my testknitters dancerdawnky42, FlatlanderKnits, pinhappy and Wolfen.