Dryad

Knitting
March 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
220 yards (201 m)
One; easily customisable.
This pattern is available for free.

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Dryad is a cowl that was inspired by the oh so soft Pure Alpaca skein I fell in love with in Paris. In my mind, this cowl had to become a wonderfully drapey accessory you want to wrap yourself into; cosy, soft and comforting when the weather turns chilly.
I selected lace stitch patterns for you that are fun to work, without being difficult and that create an airy fabric full of drape, enhancing the very nature of the yarn.
But fear not: while being airy and full of little holes, the cowl will still warm your neck or shoulders and it will surely add flair to your outfit.

Yarn:
Cascade Yarns Pure Alpaca (Worsted; 100% Baby alpaca; 200 meters / 220 yards per 100 grams); sample shown in Colour 3013 Dune Heather; 1 skein.

Needles:
5.5 mm (US size 9) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge:
10 stitches and 27 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern A, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Notions:
Stitch markers: 1 in colour A (beginning of round marker) and 15 in colour B. Tapestry needle. Blocking pins.

Size:
One; easily customisable.

Final Measurements:
Circumference (c) 96 cm / 38 inches, height (h) 28 cm / 11 inches.

Skill level:
Basic stitches, increases, (double) decreases. Repetitive, easy to memorize stitch patterns. Elastic BO (instructions given).

Pattern notes:
This pattern is worked in the round.
Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided

Pattern support:
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.