Jūratė Cowl by Andi Javori

Jūratė Cowl

October 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in patt
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 yards (137 m)
24.75" circumference and 6" tall
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Water inspired this luxurious diamond-motif cowl with its mother-of-pearl hues and silver beads. In Lithuanian folklore, Jūratė, a goddess or water spirit, once ruled the Baltic Sea from her underwater castle made of amber until she fell in love with a human fisherman named Kastytis. In different versions of the story, a god who disapproved of the romance either smashed the castle or killed Kastytis, causing Jūratė to weep endlessly. Lithuanians who found amber on the shore had come across a bit of the castle or one of Jūratė’s tears.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 24.75” circumference and 6” tall.

Yarn Malabrigo Silky Merino (50% silk, 50% merino wool): madre perla, 1 skein.

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Size 13/14 (0.9 mm) steel crochet hook; 558 size 6/0 silverlined glass beads; tapestry needle.

Gauge 23 sts and 29 rows = 4” in patt.

Note This cowl is worked back and forth in rows and seamed.