You know how a particularly beautiful skein of yarn will come home with you even though you don't really need it and haven't even got a specific project in mind?
It happened to me last June in the Woolen Rabbit booth at the Squam Art Fair, when a gorgeous skein of butterscotch yarn caught my eye.
Sometimes those special skeins languish in the stash for a long time, waiting for the "perfect" pattern. But this one was just too, too lovely to leave untouched. Now it's become this:
Pattern: Biscuit, by Bonnie Sennott
Yarn: Woolen Rabbit Pearl in the Butterscotch colorway
Needle: US 4/3.50mm 24- or 32-inch circular
Biscuit is an infinity cowl that pairs a lace-and-bobble motif with a simple knit-purl stitch pattern. It's available in my Ravelry pattern store, as well as at Etsy and Craftsy.
With a circumference of about 46 inches, Biscuit can be worn as a single loop or doubled around the neck. It takes 375-400 yards of fingering-weight or light fingering-weight yarn. (Your mileage may vary, depending on the yarn and needle you use and your personal knitting tension.)
Biscuit is knit in the round on a 24-inch or 32-inch circular needle—no seaming, or provisional cast on, or grafting required.
If you've never worked bobbles before, don't worry—the pattern gives step-by-step instructions. The lace pattern is given in both written form and a chart.
Special thanks to Katherine for editing the pattern, and of course to Kim of The Woolen Rabbit for dyeing up such luscious yarns and bringing them to the Squam Art Fair.
Thank you very much for reading.