Iris Cowl by Joni Coniglio

Iris Cowl

January 2019
Lace ?
37 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
785 yards (718 m)
49¼" circumference and 6½" wide.
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The Iris Cowl consists of a repeating lace pattern knitted in a tube. The pattern begins with a crochet-chain provisional cast-on and ends with instructions for grafting in pattern, creating a totally invisible seam. The laceweight silk-merino blend yarn is perfectly soft and drapey for accessories such as this.

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Yarn Weight 1

Finished Size 49¼“ circumference and 6½” wide.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Forest Hills (51% silk, 49% merino wool; 785 yd (718 m)/3½ oz (100 g)): #02 silver, 1 skein.

Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): 16” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); removable m; spare size 2 (2.75 mm) or smaller 16” cir needle; size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook; smooth waste yarn in contrasting color; tapestry needle.

Gauge 37 sts and 34 rnds = 4” in charted patt.

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  • This cowl is worked as a long narrow tube. The ends of the cowl are grafted together in pattern.