Amabilis is the perfect fall cowl: soft, fun and generous.
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My garden is bursting with many plants and trees that flower in different periods and are colourful even in winter.
One of this plants is a Kolkwitzia Amabilis (also known as Beauty Bush): a beautiful plant that flowers in May with a multitude of small, light pink flowers.
As I was planning this cowl, I noticed all the delicate pink flowers and realised that they were perfect for an ethereal design formed from many small flowers, framed by their branches.
Although this cowl has, for me, a lower and upper border, and I consider it knitted from the bottom up, once it is done, you can wear it either way and ultimately decide if you want to showcase more brioche or more lace.
Approx 125 g , 287 m / 315 yds of any DK-weight yarn
Sample used 2 and a half balls of Soyeuse by Fonty, 70% Merino wool, 30% silk
55 cm / 22” circular needles to obtain the correct gauge
Sample used 3.75 mm / US5
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
3 different stitch markers: BOR, A, and B
Blocking board and pins
17 sts and 40 rounds over 10cm / 4” in Half-Brioche Stitch, wet-blocked and slightly stretched (when counting, each V resulting from half-brioche stitch represents 2 rounds)
Gauge is crucial for this project, and it will determine yarn usage and final measurements
Casting on, knitting in the round, basic increases and decreases, brioche knitting, binding off
Upper border circumference: 50 cm / 19.75”
Lower border circumference: 62 cm / 24”
Length 37 cm / 14,75”
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