Peek-Through Cowl/Scarf by Amy Christoffers

Peek-Through Cowl/Scarf

April 2018
Lace ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 yards (640 m)
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We have long been fascinated with layered lace. Apart from the sheerness, the weightless texture is beguiling. When Amy Christoffers showed us a swatch in which two yarns continually combined and separated, creating columns of transparency against a marled garter background, we only had one question: Can we do it in Loft, a lace- weight mohair/silk blend hand-dyed by Karida Collins? The exquisite swatches that came back answered with a resounding yes.

We show two cowls here. To make a scarf, you simply follow the pattern as written, but skip the finishing step when the two ends are seamed together.

The single-color sections are worked in double knitting. Each color in these sections is worked separately, resulting in a double layer of fabric.

— Neighborhood Fiber Co. Lo
[1 oz skeins, each approx 350 yds (320 m), 60% kid mohair/40% silk]:
A: Thomas Circle, 1 skein
B: Belair, 1 skein
A: Shaw, 1 skein
B: Victorian Village, 1 skein
A: Gwynn Oak, 1 skein
B: Charles Centre, 1 skein
A: Rosemont
B: Rock Creek Park

— Size US 8 (5 mm) needles, or size needed to achieve open, airy fabric
— One double-pointed needle one size larger than main needle