Sweetgrass by Leila Raven


by Leila Raven
March 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in circular Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
285 yards (261 m)
21" circumference, 10.25" length
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Leila’s sweet cowl is a quick project for small amounts of yarn. A great last-minute gift, the cowl is worked circularly from the bottom up and features a woven cable motif sprinkled with intermittent lace leaf motifs. Top and bottom hems feature a 1×2 rib. Worked in our sagey Foothills colorway, Sweetgrass is a great lightweight layer to wear as Winter starts transitioning into Spring.


Approximately 285 yards of fingering-weight wool yarn


2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in Foothills


Pattern Gauge: 36 stitches & 32 rounds = 5” over Sweetgrass Chart Gauge Needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after moderate lace-blocking (slight, non-aggressive stretch)
Stockinette “Reference” Gauge: 24 stitches & 36 rounds = 4” in circular Stockinette Stitch with Gauge Needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after blocking


One 16” circular needle (or set of 5 DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauges listed
Suggested size: US 4 (3½ mm)

Finished Dimensions

21” circumference; 10¼“ length; measurements taken from relaxed fabric after moderate lace-blocking

Skill Level

2 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.