Your Princess is in Another Castle by Barbara Benson

Your Princess is in Another Castle

March 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 13 - 9.0 mm
300 - 312 yards (274 - 285 m)
One Size
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Mosaic & Lace Knits is an introduction to a technique that I have been developing over several years that brings colorwork into lace using slip stitches. Handling only one strand of yarn at a time, no carrying along the row or stranding, allows development of colorwork patterns without any floats running behind your work and obscuring your lace.

Deliciously oversized this cowl is my homage to the video games of my youth. I chose the bright bitmap colors from early gaming and the climbing cable pattern reminded me of a certain set of risers that my favorite little plumber had to climb. Please forgive me my nostalgia and silliness.

Adding in the lace allows the cowl to relax and be smooshed down into a billow of yarn that is guaranteed to keep you warm. It is also tapered towards the top to prevent the top of the cowl from flopping unceremoniously open. When flat it looks suspiciously like a skirt - and if you can wear it like that then more power to you!

If you would like to see this piece in action watch the video pattern tour on my YouTube channel Watch Barbara Knit.

The sample was knit in the colors Black and Spring Green.

18”/46 cm long, 24.5”/62 cm circumference at neckline, 36.5”/93 cm circumference at hem