Knit this beautiful fashion accessory to enhance any wardrobe. The Luminous Cowl is an easy project, knit using a series of 100% silk yarns in seven colors. Varying the order of the yarns will give a different striping effect, so make the pattern your own! This design uses only knit and purl stitches — moving the marker to change the beginning of a round creates the diagonal effect. 100% silk yarns give this cowl a wonderfully, soft and silky feel.
Did you know? The word “cowl” is derived from the Latin word cuculla, meaning “a hood”. It originally referred to the hooded portion of a cloak, particularly the cloaks worn by monks during the early Middle Ages in Northern Europe. More recently, the word has come to mean “a draped neckline on a woman’s garment”. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary also defines “cowl” as a chimney covering designed to improve the draft, and the top portion of the front part of an automobile body forward of the two front doors to which are attached the windshield and instrument board. Something to think about while you are wearing your beautiful Luminous Cowl!
- Level: Easy
- Size: one-size
- Gauge is not important for this project.
Included in the kit:
- 7 colors of Lambspun Hand-dyed 100% silk (approx. 35 yds of each color)
- Lambspun pattern designed by Tiina Mitchell
- Needles: US 3 or 4—20 or 24” circular needle
(Not included in the kit but available from Lambspun.)
Notes on Lambspun Hand-dyed yarns:
Lambspun provides unique and spectacular yarns to help make each of your projects one-of-a-kind. Please note that dye lots will have variations in color due to hand-painting techniques.