I had just one 50 g ball of an unlabelled mystery wool yarn in a lovely shade of blue. Using a cast on of 120 stitches this little cowl was worked in the round. The finished cowl is 62 cm around and 14 cm deep, making it perfect as a neck warmer for the colder days.
Two different wavy stitches are used in this project, each one uses a 12 stitch repeat. The first produces the lovely scalloped edge effect and uses lots of purl stitches. I then switched to a wave crest pattern that has more eyelets and some defining rows of garter stitch which make the lovely waves.
Knitting patterns with diagonal designs can be very attractive. In this scarf I have designed I used a solid diagonal pattern and a more open diagonal stitch to allow the inclusion of some beads. The scarf is 25cm wide and 190 cm in length, so long enough for a couple of wraps if desired.
I threaded the beads onto the yarn before commencing the knitting. Each lace panel used 40 beads and as there were 12 such panels it was quite a few beads! The beads were size 6 Japanese seed beads and were purchased online from Over The Rainbow: https://polymerclay.com.au/
The 8 ply knitting yarn used is called Milky Way. It is 84% wool and 16% milk fibre. It has a luxury feel and drapes beautifully. Bendigo Woollen Mills produce this yarn. The colour is called Jupiter.
I like knitting cowls and this little lacey one was a relatively quick one to knit. Done in the round with a 144 stitch cast on, it uses a simple ribbed edging with 3 lace panels defined by a row of garter stitch. I have used a nice variegated 8 ply yarn called Bloom from Bendigo Woollen Mills. It measures 86cm in circumference.
Grandmother and knitter from the land down under of fine merino wool.