The Efflorescence Cowl is knit in the round, from the bottom up, beginning and ending with ribbing stitches that flow through the floral motif. It features eyelets that make an airy pattern and beautifully round bobbles, created with a crochet hook, to add extra interest and texture. The center of the blossoms is the result of an unusual 6 stitch cable. With a technique or two that may be new, the adventurous beginner will find a nice challenge while the experienced knitter will stay engaged throughout the project. This intricate design is one you’ll be proud to wear as you impress everyone with your knitting and show off this stunning accessory.
YARN: Heavy Worsted Weight - 100g x approx. 200 yds
NEEDLES & NOTIONS: US 9 / 5.5 mm 16” circular knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) US H / 5.0 mm crochet hook 2 Cable needles (short DPNs work great too - 1 size smaller than you are knitting with) 7 stitch markers: 6 to indicate each repeat, and 1 in a different color to indicate BOR Darning needle
GAUGE: 15 sts over 4”/10 cm in pattern with US 9 / 5.5 mm needle, swatched in the round, after blocking. Round gauge is not essential.
SIZE: Approx. 26” / 66 cm around and 10” / 25.4 cm tall, after blocking.
SPECIAL STITCHES: MB: Work a 3 DC bobble (Insert crochet hook under strand before next st on the LN, yarn over hook and pull up a loop, chain 3; [yarn over hook, pull up a loop in the same place, yarn over hook, pull yarn through 2 loops] three times; yarn over hook, pull yarn through all 4 loops. Move the remaining st from your crochet hook to the RN.)
2/2/2 LPC: (6 st cable) place 2 sts on CN, hold to front; place next 2 sts on another CN, hold to back; k2 from LN, p2 from back CN, k2 from front CN
NOTES: The cowl is worked in the round, beginning and ending with ribbing stitches.