Something about lilacs by Petra Breakstone

Something about lilacs

Knitting
August 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
0.75 mm
400 yards (366 m)
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The color is a sweet lilac and reminds me of my former garden in California where we had a full lilac bush with that has such a sweet fragrance. Even the lace reminds me of the shape of the flowers.

This feminine cowl with a gorgeous lace border and a beaded neckline is just as sweet. The lace is a joy to knit and easily memorized. The beads add more charm as does the split open and decreased neckline.
A video link is included for how to add the beads with a crochet hook method. The pattern is written and has a chart for the lace portion.

Blocked measurements:
Neckline 22” in circumference
Lace circumference 60”
Height 17”.

Yarn
3 Skeins of Bambolino yarn, 165 yards a skein in a blend of bamboo, cotton and linen in a sport weight yarn. 400 yards used. Knit kits with the printed and emailed pattern, the yarns and the beads are available at Yarnz2go

Notions needed
US size 6 (4 mm) circular needle 36” (91 cm) in length
13 Stitch markers, one being different used as beginning of round marker.
Crochet hook 0.75 mm for adding beads (optional method)
63 Beads in size 6

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows in 4” in Stockinette stitch

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

Techniques: Knitting in the round, lace knitting, beading, decreasing, stretchy bind off.

Enjoy this pretty cowl~