Willowfall Cowl by Erin Kurup

Willowfall Cowl

July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
350 - 385 yards (320 - 352 m)
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Do you love the idea of being tucked up in a secret hideaway as the world goes about its business outside? I certainly do. A shady bower, a tree house, a cave behind a waterfall, a forgotten garden bench…just you and a book and (of course) your current WIP (or three!).

Drape yourself in Willowfall and carry that secret spot with you through your day. Graceful branches tumble down from the top edge, sweeping around the cowl to create your own private curtain of leaves.

You begin at the bottom with mostly Stockinette. The leaf lace expands outward as the cowl grows until, by the time you reach the top border, it’s all lacy leaves. This lightweight, single-skein accessory will add a touch of practical elegance to your warmer-weather wardrobe.

Engaging to knit without being too difficult, Willowfall will have you saying “Just one more row…” again and again!

Top circumference: 31” / 78.75 cm
Bottom circumference: 37.5” / 95.25 cm
Height: 14” / 35.5 cm
Measurements taken after firm blocking.

385 yd / 352 m of fingering weight yarn.

Shown in Anzula Squishy (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 385 yd / 352 m per 114 g / 4.02 oz skein) in Lenore.

US 5 / 3.75mm 24” / 61cm circular needles for working in the round, or size needed to obtain gauge

10 stitch markers (including 1 unique to mark start of round), tapestry needle

18 stitches and 32 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch after firm blocking. Gauge is not crucial but will affect yardage used and final dimensions.

Yarn overs, single and double decreases, left and right twists, knitting in the round. Pattern includes links to more information about required stitches and techniques.

Willowfall has been tech edited and test knit, so you can cast on with confidence!

Here’s how testers described knitting Willowfall: diverting, interesting, addictive, fun, satisfying, engaging, quick, and a totally joyful experience. As for the FO, they called it beautiful, practical, and wearable -- not to mention great for gifting.

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