Caladenia Cowl by Ambah O'Brien

Caladenia Cowl

March 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
292 - 492 yards (267 - 450 m)
2 sizes
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Sibling projects to the Caladenia Shawl, the Caladenia Cowls feature the same bobble and lace design elements. Cowl A includes a stranded colourwork motif, inspired by the Australian bush orchids the pattern is named for, while Cowl B skips the stranded colourwork for a simpler
project. Bias shaping means this will sit cosily around the neck and looser at the collar, a lovely
way to wear your knitted creation.

My inspiration for this design is the gorgeous Australian Caladenia also known as the Spider Orchid, of which there are many beautiful variations.

Pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the lace, the colourwork is chart only.

Neck Opening: 20 (20)“/50 (50) cm
Front Depth: 21 (17)”/52.5 (42.5) cm
Back Depth: 14 (9)“/ 35 (22.5) cm

Fingering weight yarn
MC: 324 (212) yd/297 (194) m
CC: 168 (80) yd/154 (74) m

Sample shown in:
Love and Speckles, Singles, (fingering weight, 100% Superwash Merino, 400 yd/365 m per 100 g),
Cowl A: MC: Moss, CC: Isabel
Cowl B:
MC: Black Tulip Magnolia, CC: Isabel**

Cowl A & B, US 4/3.5 mm; Cowl A only, US 5/3.75 mm
needles or size required to obtain gauge

3 stitch markers and optional extra stitch markers for pattern repeats, tapestry needle

24 sts and 34 rounds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, in the round, on smaller needles, blocked.
24 sts and 34 rounds = 4”/10 cm in stranded knitting, in the round, on larger needles, blocked.

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