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Obsessio Lace Cowl

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Obsessio Lace Cowl taught by Laura Nelkin

Obsessio is an ethereal lacy summer cowl meant to be worn draped over the shoulders or wrapped around the neck. This silk/mohair lace yarn is worked at a very loose gauge on large needles, which ...

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Category Knitting
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Romantic
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What materials did you use? Artyarns Silk Mohair (1 skein), size 10.5 circular needle, smooth 8/2 cotton from my weaving stash, and a 10.5 double-pointed needle.

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What are you most proud of? That five full patterns into making this I discovered a fatal mistake way back at the beginning. I was actually able to frog it. I couldn't bear the thought of not making this cowl, and not using this yarn to do it! It took a very long time, but was a great exercise in patience and it taught me that what looks fearful and impossible just might be doable.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Once you get the "feel" of a fine yarn, especially one with mohair in it, worked on large-ish needles, this is really quite easy. And the result is gorgeous!

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06/24/2013 Flag

I love it, just stunning! I haven't started my project yet as the yarn completely scared me. I'm new to knitting and I'm on my 2nd lace shawl which I'm proud of, but I may have to wait.

06/26/2013 Flag