Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Free Pattern: Susan's Lacy Cowl!

Hey Y’all,

So we have all sorts of plans for this blog—and we’re open for requests and suggestions so do send those in. One thing we’re aiming for is to regularly post free patterns and project ideas. To kick off this part of the plan, today we offer up Susan Bussard’s Lacy Cowl, made with Rustic Silk.

Susan’s been working at HCW for about a year and a half. She’s got two dogs she absolutely adores—they came from Town Lake Animal Center. She’s a knitter, crocheter, spinner and weaver and a member of the Knitters’ & Crocheters’ Guild of Austin. While her new passion is spinning and dyeing, her longtime passion is knitting—she’s been at it for thirty years.

When she’s not working at the store, there’s a good chance she and her husband are driving around to far flung knitting stores in the RV Susan bought so she could take her spinning wheel along on trips.

Here’s Susan’s Lacy Cowl Recipe:

Yarn: 1 skein of Nature’s Palette Rustic Silk
100% tussah silk
142 yds (130 meters) 3.5 oz (100 grams)
Sample is in color NP 148 Glacier (Light blue)

Needles: 16” circular needles #10

Japanese Feather
(From A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker)

Row 1 and all other odd rows: *K10, P1; rep from * around.

Rows 2 and 4: * K10, P1; rep from * around.

Rows 6, 10 and 14: *K1, (yo, k1) 3 times, (ssk) 3 times, P1; repeat from * around.

Rows 8 and 12: *K1, (K1, yo) 3 times, (ssk) 3 times, P1; repeat from * around.

Rows 16 and 18: Repeat rows 2 and 4.

Rows 20, 24, and 28: * (K2 tog) 3 times, (K1, yo) 3 times, K1, P1; repeat from * around.

Rows 22 and 26: *(K2 tog) 3 times, (yo, K1) 3 times, K1, P1; repeat from * around.

Repeat rows 1-28.

Cast on 88 sts. Join with first row of Japanese Feather stitch.

Repeat Japanese Feather stitch pattern until desired length, or until you have just enough yarn to bind off loosely. Avoid binding off after a row that includes yarn overs.
Wash gently either by machine or hand. Put in dryer on cool/warm setting until almost dry, to give it a soft hand. Lay flat to dry thoroughly.


Abbreviations: K=knit, P=purl, yo=yarn over, with yarn in back, ssk=slip 2 sts one
at a time knitwise. Insert tip of left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts from the
left and knit them together. K2 tog=Knit 2 stitches together.

Pattern © Susan Lu Bussard 2009


knitonator said...

Beautiful cowl, Susan! Thanks!

Pam aka knitontaor

Rosetung said...

i love that lady! and now she's my hero cuz she got an RV just so she could travel with her spinning wheel!? f'real?! ;)

Gamera said...

They actually let me try this cowl on in the store the other day. I never had much love for them, but this one changed my mind! I'll be casting one of these gorgeous things on as soon as I can.

Deb said...

It's lovely, but I can't print it do I do that?