Courage Cowl by Joanne Bint

Courage Cowl

December 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
425 - 575 yards (389 - 526 m)
One Size
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As we move through the seasons of our life, people come and go. If we are lucky, the very best soul-matches are the ones who stay constant.
These are the friends who can calm our soul when needed and provide strength to help us through difficult times. The ones who always seem to know exactly what we need before we even realise it. The friends for whom even distance and separation make no difference.
This pattern was inspired by a very good friend of mine who fits this description exactly.
She gave me the most beautiful Aquamarine pendant and the soothing pale green of the Prickly Pear colourway in this cowl matches it perfectly. Aquamarine is said to have soothing properties and its calming energy is supposed to quiet the mind, ease stress and give courage.

This pattern uses alternating sections of Chevron Lace and two-colour stripes, beginning with a provisional cast-on and ending with kitchener stitch to make a seamless cowl. Knitted in a relatively loose gauge, the fabric is soft and light with a beautiful drape.

Courage is easily adapted for size by adding or deleting any of the sections, or adding stitches to make it wider if desired. A change to size will also change your yarn requirement.

This cowl was knitted in two colours but could also be a great way to use up scraps or mini skeins in the transitioning sections or a beautiful fade through the lace sections.