Botanical Sampler by Andrea Rangel

Botanical Sampler

August 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
420 yards (384 m)
Finished Cowl Circumference: 22 in/56 cm
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The Botanical Sampler is a lace cowl that explores some classic motifs to give a fun, rewarding project. I imagined the Agave Lace as climbing leaves and the Shale Lace as wildflowers and grasses waving in a meadow. This cowl hits that perfect balance of engaging and relaxing, elegant and basic, with a cozy shape and size that’ll keep you warm without getting in the way.

This pattern was originally the August pattern for the Gauge Dye Works Summer 2020 Yarn + Pattern Club. It’s now available to everyone. Get the yarn from Gauge Dye Works.

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Finished Measurements
Finished Tube Circumference: 18 in/46 cm
Finished Cowl Circumference: 22 in/56 cm
Finished Cowl Depth: 9 in/23 cm

420 yd/384 m fingering weight yarn

If substituting:
Approximately 84 yd/77 m each of five colours

Shown in:
Gauge Dye Works Two-Ply Fingering (100% superwash Merino wool; 426 yd/390 m per 4 oz/115 g skein); 1 skein

Colour Options:
Drift Wood (shades of grey & beige)
Mint (green and blue)
Peony (pink, grey, beige, and yellow)

Blocked Gauge
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.

28 sts/36 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Stockinette stitch
28 sts/40 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Shale Lace stitch
28 sts/40 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Agave Lace stitch

Needles & Notions
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Suggested Size US 2/2.75 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle

tapestry needle
standard stitch markers
removable stitch markers
blocking pins, wires, and pinnable surface

working in the round, lace using charted or written instructions