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Falling Leaf Cowl or Hood


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I had a similar cowl I made last year. I wore it around my neck, or like a scarf on my head, or pulled forward almost to my eyebrows, or up over my mouth and nose when it was really cold. When I went to knit night I wore it loosely around my throat as an ornament. I needed a cowl in another color and I didn't want to use the same pattern again so I created this pattern. I looked through many books to find a lace that was still dense enough to keep me warm, still open enough to be pretty and have those essential air pockets that add so much to warmth, especially when I pull my coat hood right up over the cowl. I can really put this on in the morning and adjust how I wear it for different temperatures all day long. It's the most versatile piece of winter wear I own. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You must be able to knit, purl, knit in the round, cast on, bind off, and follow instructions for the increases and decreases. GAUGE In stockinette, 5 stitches per inch. To save time, take time to check gauge. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 18" long x 22" Circumference (45.72x55.88cm) SUGGESTED YARN 320 yards of Worsted weight

Supplies Needed

  • 3 Skeins Merino 5 Superwash (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 50 grams/110yards) Color 4121 For substituting yarns you will need about 320 yards of worsted weight yarn. Size 7 U.S. (4.5mm) 16" cable needle or size needed to obtain correct gauge. Tapestry Needle
  • Tapestry Needle, Stitch Marker

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I'm a grandma who lives alone except for my wonderful dog, Mr. Bingley. I do a lot of knitting for others through my local senior center and knitting guild, and as much knitting for myself and family members as I can. My mother forbade me as a child to mess about with "basket weaving" and such, insisting that as a woman I'd have to work twice as hard to earn half as much. I'm finally giving myself permission to admit to the world that I am creative!