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 makes it akin to wrestling with butterfly wings—the perfect summer knit!
Obsessio starts with a provisional cast-on, and is worked in one long rectangle. The two ends of the rectangle are then grafted together to create the cowl shaping. The stitch pattern combines a modified feather and fan with fat cables on each outer edge. The juxtaposition of cables and lace creates an unexpected fabric that is simple to work and stunning to wear!
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Laura Nelkin lives in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Though she has a degree in apparel design, she took to knitting years ago and hasn't looked back since. Laura is currently enamored with lace, and with incorporating beads into knitted jewelry, so most of her designs lean in this direction. She travels often to teach these techniques and more at workshops around the country. Her designs have been featured in a number of online publications, including Interweave, Knitty.com, Schaefer Yarn Co. and Creative Knitting.
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