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!
I live in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Despite holding a degree in apparel design from Cornell University, I took to knitting years ago and I haven?t looked back. Currently, I?m enamored with lace and incorporating beads into knitted jewelry, so most of my designs lean in this direction. I travel often to teach these techniques and more at workshops around the country and online with Craftsy. I have a line of knitting kits, self-publish patterns and run mystery knit-alongs multiple times a year. You can find some of these designs in my book, Knockout Knits. When I?m not designing or knitting, I?m gardening, whipping up yummy feasts with my family and taking time to play! Recently, I?ve developed a healthy addiction to yoga ? and I?m determined to master a tripod headstand and handstand!
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