Baz

by Lynne Sosnowski
Knitting
October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Twisted 1x1 rib
US 7 - 4.5 mm
270 yards (247 m)
One size - circumference 18 in/46 cm at top, 22 in/56 cm at bottom; height 12 in/30 cm.
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Director Baz Luhrmann is a film director, an auteur known for lavish sets, colours and set decoration like those seen in Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby.

Baz is a cowl that is delectable when made in a lavish yarn. Worked in coriand3er knits Yak & Silk, Baz is a sexy little underthing to wear around your neck. Worked in the more substantial Plucky Primo Sport, Baz is still opulent, but sturdy enough to confront even colder weather.

Featuring a lace motif that’s reminiscent of the ornate chandliers often seen in Luhrmann’s films, Baz is worked in the round from the bottom up. Instructions for the lace patterning are given both in words and charts.

Choose a fingering weight or sport weight yarn that is soft for next-to-skin wear, has some drape, and is well insulation. This is a good application to use a luxury fibre like yak, cashmere or camel.

Using a fingering weight yarn results in a fabric that is open and drapey - a good choice for a light covering to ward off chill or for layering under a bigger neckpiece to protect against deep cold. Using a sport weight results in a denser fabric, with less drape.