Perles de Plume (Bulky) by Kalurah Hudson

Perles de Plume (Bulky)

November 2021
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in Worked in Lace pattern
US 11 - 8.0 mm
220 yards (201 m)
One Size
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Perles de Plume (Bulky) is a bulky version of my DK weight design Perles de Plume. A bandana-style cowl that is worn like a shawl. It features a pretty plume stitch separated by bands of purl stitches. The cowl begins by working back and forth in a crescent shape, using simple yarn overs. Every right side row is increased by 2 stitches and every wrong side row is increased by 4. The piece is then joined and worked in the round. A picot bind-off finishes off the cowl, highlighting the delicate scallops in the lace. Bulky weight yarn is used to showcase the chunky lace and makes this a fast and satisfying project. The pattern is charted and also includes written instructions.

Pattern Difficulty:
Advanced Beginner

Finished Measurements
(laying flat & blocked)
Center width of cowl: 15”/38 cm
Bottom width of cowl: 21”/ 53 cm
Front Cowl length: 19”/ 48 cm
Back Cowl length: 10”/ 25 cm
Neck opening: 12”/ 30.5 cm /33 cm (24”/ 61 cm circumference)

Skills required:

  • Working back and forth on a circular needle

  • Working in the round

  • Simple increases

  • Simple Lace (K4tog, K4togtbl & YO)

  • Picot BO

  • Steam Blocking

  • Reading Charts

Approximately 220 yards/201 meters of Bulky weight yarn

Shown in 2 skeins of WOOLFOLK LUFT
in No. L19.


  • Size US #11 (8 mm) 24”/61 cm Circular Needle for working back & forth and in the round


  • 1 Stitch marker for BOR
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Blocking materials & measuring tape


Worked in lace pattern with Bulky weight yarn
15 stitches & 12 rows = 5”/12.7 cm wide x 4”/10 cm tall

Stitches and Techniques Used

K4tog (Knit four together)
K4togtbl (Knit four together through back loop)
Cable cast-on