"The Raritan River is not remarkably large, nor possessed of any spectacular features, and yet in its sinuous winding through the wooded surroundings it achieves a simple beauty. The beauty of this cowl is likewise in its simplicity - an easy lace pattern looks equally attractive (though very different) on both sides, and just a touch of ribbing gives it a gentle hourglass shape which drapes perfectly. Though I have chosen a variegated colorway that reminds me of the Raritan on a fall day, this pattern looks equally elegant in solid and handpainted yarns."
The Raritan Cowl is simple enough for confident beginners, and a great choice for new lace knitters. For knitters with more experience, this is a great tv knitting project to complete in an evening or two. The skills required include knitting in the round, k1p1 ribbing, yo, k2tog, and ssk. A ribbed cable cast-on is recommended, but a stretchy cast-on method can be substituted if desired.
Please note, yarn requirements are as follows:
Small - 115 yds
Medium - 130 yds
Large - 145 yds
18 sts by 14 rows = 4 in (10 cm) in lace pattern
145 yards of DK weight
I'm a knitter, spinner, indie knitwear designer and indie yarn dyer - my designs focus on accessories, especially shawls and scarves of all shapes and sizes. I love exploring the possibilities of different fibers, yarn weights, and dyeing techniques, and find inspiration in both nature and everday life.