Just in time for Valentine's Day - a lush red cowl, Lispenard.
Worked in one piece and joined with buttons, Lispenared is long enough to wrap once, twice or even three times around the neck. Sofie likes to wear it long, I'm a double wrapper.
I designed Lispenard with the luxurious Acadia Yarn from The Fibre Company. This yarn is right up my alley - soft, drapey, tweedy and available in a GORGEOUS range of colors. It easily took me an hour to choose which color to use. My Lispenard has seen almost constant wear since I finished it in early January and the Acadia has held up beautifully.
I named the pattern for Lispenard Street a street in my new neighborhood. The back entrance to Pearl Paint is on quiet Lispenard Street, allowing my girls and I to shop for paints, canvases and other art supplies without fighting the chaos on Canal Street. On a somewhat related note a favorite Saturday outing for Sofie & IJK is doing what they affectionately call the "Pearl Trifecta" - hitting all three pea(u)rl stores in one day - Pearl Paint, Pearl River Mart, Purl Soho. This is easily accomplished since they are all within walking distance of one another.
Size: One Size Finished Measurements: 13”/33cm wide by 61”/
155cm long (unbuttoned)
Yarn: The Fibre Company Acadia, 60% Merino Wool, 20% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk; 145 yards/132.5m per 50g skein, color: Maple, 5 skeins
Needles: US 9 (5.5mm) straight or circular needles or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 20 sts & 25 rows = 4”/10cm in Lispenard pattern- blocked, always take the time to check gauge
Other Materials: 6 stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, 6 - 3/4”/19mm buttons
Price: $5.00 US