Birchleaf, a texture-and-lace infinity cowl, is now available in my Ravelry, Etsy, and Craftsy
Pattern: Birchleaf, by Bonnie Sennott
Yarn: Bare Naked Wools Breakfast Blend Fingering Weight, 50/40/10 merino/alpaca/nylon, in the Oatmeal colorway
Needles: US 5/3.75mm and US4/3.50mm
This light, lacy cowl can be worn either as a single long loop or doubled around the neck for extra warmth. Whatever the weather, Birchleaf will make a striking addition to your spring wardrobe.
Birchleaf requires approximately 410 yards of fingering or light fingering weight yarn. I knit the sample with a new yarn called Breakfast Blend from Knitspot/Bare Naked Wools. This lovely, luscious yarn is soft to the touch and extremely pleasant to work. And knit up into lace, it has a beautiful drape.
After blocking, the cowl measures approximately 10 inches/25.5 cm wide by 50 inches/127 cm in circumference. My sample and swatch used up nearly all of the 425-yard skein; if
you use a different yarn that comes in a smaller put-up, you might want to
consider purchasing a second skein.
Birchleaf is knit flat, from a provisional cast-on. After blocking, the cowl's ends are joined with a three-needle bind-off. The pattern provides links to helpful tutorials for these techniques, and stitch patterns are provided in both charts and written form.
Special thanks to Katherine for technical editing. And, as always, thanks to Snickers for giving this and all Blue Peninsula designs a thorough inspection. It's been a long while since Snickers made a blog appearance—it's time to rectify that!
Thank you very much for reading.