Clairmore Cowlette

So the blog is kind of broken. Again. I keep messing things up. I'm hoping to log a few hours today to get things back the way they should be, but we will see what life thinks of that plan. In other news I have a brand new pattern release - the Clairmore Cowlette.

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Clairmore is a cowl and a shawlette - it’s a cowlette. It gives you the lovely drape of a small shawlette to protect you from chilly days, with the practicality of a cowl that isn’t going anywhere - no shawl pins needed. Perfect for that luxurious one skein of DK yarn, like the delicious merino/ > cashmere/ nylon blend of Anzula Cricket.

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The Clairmore Cowlette is worked flat at first and then in the round. The instructions are given in written and charted format. The lovely feather & fan variation is easy enough even for a lace beginner. Using only 250 yards of DK yarn, this is a great first step into lace and the world of shawls and cowls, but interesting enough for the advanced knitter as well.

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The back is shorter than the front, but at 9.5" long it's still plenty long to cover you neck and keep the chill out. The front measures about 20" long - nice and generous to tuck into the front of your jacket.

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Needles: Size 7 needles (4.5 mm)

Yarn: Anzula Cricket, 250 yards to 114 grams, DK weight, 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon

Gauge: 20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in blocked stockinette stitch.

Size: 20" neck circumference, 20" long in front, 9.5" long in back after blocking.

Note: Row gauge is more important than stitch gauge on this project - row gauge determines how big around the neck circumference is, so go up in needle size if necessary.

The Clairmore Cowlette is available on Ravelry individually for $6.00 USD