You have some beautiful handspun, in magical colours, with lots of texture and interest. You made it yourself (or had the good taste to buy it), and you’re as proud as punch and just love the look, feel, smell and essence of it.
But what to make? Sure, it looks great artfully placed in that display bowl. The dilemma can be, though, what to do with small amounts of yarn that have a lot going on.
Presenting the Holey Cowl – the first collaboration between designer Eileen Casey and artisan dyer and spinner Ginny Tullock of FatCatKnits. Make it today and wear it tonight – it works up that fast.
Wrought in a simple mesh lace stitch, knit seamlessly in the round – there is minimal finishing and maximum wow factor. The perfect foil for your beautiful handspun – a simple pattern that remains politely in the background, allowing the yarn to be the star.
Length: approximately 10 inches
Width: approximately 14 inches
Beginner – techniques used: knitting in the round, yo, ssk, k2tog.
At least 100 yds/92 m of bulky to super bulky weight handspun of your choice.
1 24” US 13 (9 mm) circular needle
8 sts/10 rows = 4” in Mesh Lace
Gauge is not critical – use the largest needles your hands can bear to get a loftier fabric.