October Glory

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If I could wrap myself in autumn, I would. This cowl is an attempt at just that; the beauty of falling leaves is captured as best it can be with a dynamic cascade of knit leaves that float with every movement.

Yarn
Alchemy: Yarns of Transformation Silk Purse

Size
Cowl measures 13.5” tall and approximately 24” wide
Each leaf measures 3” wide and 3” tall

Needles
US#6 (4 mm): straights or circulars
US#6 (4 mm): 2 double pointed needles – optional for working the leaves

Gauge
5.5 sts and 7 rows = 1” in lace pattern and in St st.

Notions
Markers, 2 yards of ¼” wide ribbon, tapestry needle

Helpful Notes
The cowl for this pattern requires no shaping, and is a large rectangle based on a lace pattern of 12 repeating rows. The first six and last six stitches of the cowl pattern are the edge stitches, and are knit in garter stitch with an eyelet placed on every fourth row.
The leaves are knit separately and require blocking.

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