Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New Pattern: The Gina Lollobrigida Cowl

A couple of years ago, the lovely Kim of indigodragonfly asked me to design for her club. I had a skein of laceweight, and a million ideas.

The main club pattern was something else - more on which, later - but a by-product of that design was a lovely little laceweight cowl. I've been wearing it a lot of late (sometimes in the house, damn you Polar Vortex), but also as a dash of lovely and sophisticated color to brighten up my otherwise drab winter get-ups.

The design was named after bombshell Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida... the stitch pattern used is called Italian Chain Ribbing, and it reminded me of a the sort of lace that you might see featured out in one those classic 1960s pin-up shots.  Who says we can't be sexy in the middle of the worst winter we've had in years?

Admit it - it’s the middle of February, it’s still snowing and miserably cold, and you’re tired of all your scarves and cowls. Use a bit of laceweight to create something new and luxurious and lovely. It will take you through those chilly days of spring very nicely.

Who doesn't have a couple of hundred yards of laceweight kicking around? Leftovers? A sample skein? If you've got more yarn, you can make it deeper; if you've got less, make it a bit shallower. Heck, it would look great in a light sock yarn, too...

This pattern is suitable for knitters with a little lace knitting experience, and a little crochet experience.

Available on Ravelry and Patternfish. $5.

No comments: