Neula Cowl by Vanessa Pellisa

Neula Cowl

March 2021
yarn held together
+ Lace
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in lace
US 6 - 4.0 mm
383 - 547 yards (350 - 500 m)
Sizes 1 (2) Circumference (final measurements): 30 (30) cm length / 28 (56) cm width
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I am a daydreamer by nature, and it is often the case that imagination takes over. Unless one is prone to taming it (which I’m not), imagination has a way of finding a path forward. It unravels at the most unexpected of times, often catches us by surprise and leaves us standing in a state of contemplation.

I’m astonished at the intense transformation of the mundane when applied some creativity, some imagination. I sat down to design a cowl. A seemingly simple pattern. I looked at it from a totally different perspective. I just sat down, and thought about how to do things the ‘wrong’ way, the ‘risky’ way. This is what happened.

The Neula Cowl does things its own way.

It uses mohair held triple - mohair is no longer delicate, nor fragile - it becomes a rock solid airy delight. It’s a quick-knit but it looks like a dedicated project. The lace seems difficult, but it’s super fun and easy to do.

You see, doing things your own way has its perks. Let your imagination run wild.

1 (2)
Circumference (final measurements): 30 (30) cm length / 28 (56) cm width
The cowl can be worked in two sizes: as a narrow cowl or as a longer loop that you can wrap around your head twice.

A sophisticated addition to your handmade wardrobe. The brilliant shine and softness of Gregoria Fiber’s Kidsilk lace yarn is the perfect match for this design inspired by the literary scene of between-wars London.

Kid Silk Lace Gregoria Fibers
73% superkid mohair, 27% silk.
230 yards/210 m (25 g)

Yarn is held double (tencel) or triple (mohair) throughout this project
Yardage 380 m (held double) (460 m if held triple)

Sample is knit in color Mauve.

4 mm / US6 circular needle, cable length of at least 40 cm /16”

20 sts x 26 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” on gauge-sized needle in pattern stitch after blocking.

Blocking tools, darning needle, removable stitch markers.