Guaymas by Laura Patterson


April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Lace pattern, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 - 750 yards (137 - 686 m)
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The Sea of Cortez is the original home of the lustrous black pearls so prized throughout Europe beginning in the 16th century. Guaymas is the current home of pearl production in the region, providing some of the worlds most lustrous gems from the sea.

The lustre of this silk/merino yarn when combined with the beautiful bead stitch, brought pearls to mind, while Molly’s Lace border—worked at 90° to the rest of the cowl—dances like waves against the shore.

Finished sizes (circumference x height):
26.5 x 6.25 (35.75 x 9.75, 45 x 9.75, 54.5 x 13.25) inches;
67.5 x 16 (91 x 25, 114.5 x 25, 138.5 x 33.5) cm

Yarn: fingering weight; 150 (350, 450, 750) yards.

Skills: k2tog, ssk, s1-k2tog-psso, s2-k3tog-p2sso, YO, seed stitch, knitting in the round.

Notions: one stitch marker required (more optional), yarn needle.

Stitch patterns: Charted and written.

Difficulty: Intermediate.