Starry Night Cowl
3/1/2015 For more info about this project, please check this discussion thread. I’ve posted some of the questions that were e-mailed to me, just in case others have the same questions.
2/24/2015 Oops! I completely missed stating the not-so-obvious in this pattern. Here goes:
Yarn preparation: Divide each ball of yarn into two smaller balls by winding off approximately half of the yarn from the outside of the purchased ball. This does not have to be exact. You will not use every inch of the yarn for the project. A scale helps if you have one.
The double yarn keeper from Chic-a.com is super-helpful to tame the yarns. After dividing the yarn balls in half, run the center pull ends through the grommets, two ends per hole. Kits which included the yarn, pattern and yarn keeper bag were wildly popular in the Chic-a booth at Stitches West 2015. Joanna Reyes and I will figure out a way to make more kits available on our respective websites.
Wrap yourself in glitzy luxury with this stunner. Sequins add that extra sparkle to a little black dress or your favorite white blouse and jeans. With any style that suits you, treat yourself to a starry night.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Required Skills: increase, decrease, provisional cast on, graft in kitchener stitch
Finished Measurements: 9 ½” width; 53” circumference
Gauge: 19 sts and 25 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch.
Yarn: DK weight gradient yarn with sequins in two different colorways; 190 yards per colorway. Model shown in Rozetti Polaris (65% Dralon acrylic, 31% wool, 4% soft payette; 191 yd/50g): 1 ball each of Scorpio #71005 (A) and Leonidis #92004 (B)
Needles: US 6/4.0mm straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge; circular needle one size smaller than project needle, at least 20” in length
Crochet hook: size F/3.75mm
Scrap yarn for provisional cast on
Optional: ball winder and yarn scale
Pattern is available in EU through LoveKnitting.com