Pégase by Skeinwalker Knits


April 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
191 yards (175 m)
One; easily customizable.
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When I was in high school and later at university, I used to practice horseback-riding. Back then, especially for jumping lessons, I often rode a horse named Pégase, Pegasus in French. He had a very dark bay coat, almost black, and had a rather small frame but was very energetic. Thinking of it now, naming a horse Pegasus, after the mythical winged divine stallion is rather laden with expectations. I liked Pégase very much.
With the Pégase cowl, I’m re-exploring these old memories as well as the Pegasus myth. The cowl uses two lace patterns that complement each other like wings and feathers. Easy patterning is used on all rows and you’ll encounter some less common decreases. If you’re after a little bit of adventure, grab your needles and join the fun!

Malabrigo Rios (Worsted; 100% Merino wool; 192 meters / 210 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; sample uses 91 grams in color 121 Marte.

4.5 mm (US size 7) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

17 stitches and 23 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
11 stitches and 18 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Wings, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Stitch markers: 1 in color A (beginning of round marker), 9 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins.

One; easily customizable.

Final measurements
Circumference (c): 108 cm / 42.5 inches, height (h): 35.5 cm / 14 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, increases, single and double decreases. First stitch pattern repetitive and easy to memorize. Second stitch pattern with purl decreases. Easy patterning on all rounds. Elastic BO.
Video tutorials are provided for the used stitches and techniques.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked in the round. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.

Pattern support
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.

Thank you note
I’d like to send a big thank you to my truly awesome test knitters on Ravelry: hulawho, jerseystitcher, jlsoft26, Lacemoth, Mondprinzessin, PolinarySoup.
Thanks a lot for your time and dedication, for helping me make this pattern even better and for showing how the pattern would look like with different yarns!