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Just in time for Valentine's Day - a lush red cowl, Lispenard.

Lispenard 1

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.

Lispenard 4

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.

Lispenard 3

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.

Lispenard 5


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

Thank you to my fabulous test knitters Angela, Emma, Laura, Maria  & Monika!


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it's beautiful!!!!! love the button detail...so unique.

So lovely!

Ahh, you now live very near where I grew up! What a fun neighborhood. Lispenard is gorgeous -- I love the details from the varied stitch patterns to the buttons.

Love it! And my daughter (14) just said, "I'd wear that!" -- looks like I'll be making it!

Oh man! That cowl is gorgeous. I love the honeycomb pattern (or what looks like honeycomb to me). Plus I'm emotionally connected to the NYC reference. I miss traveling through that Pearl trifecta but I'm not above living vicariously or savoring those memories. Thanks for the lovely reminder.

Hi Kirsten, just out of interest can I ask how much you pay in the US for the Acadia wool. Just bought your pattern as I think it's gorgeous but find I need 5 skeins and there's only one shop here in the UK that stocks it and it's really expensive. Can you recommend a cheaper alternative yarn? X

Oooh gorgeous cowl! I adore the combination of; 1. Buttons, 2. fabulous lace, and 3. multiple options for wrappage! hurrah! :)

Oh MAN I love Pearl River, that place is insane!! Love this cowl, xoxo, H

Welcome to NYC, neighbor! You're in a great spot. Hope you love it here as much as I do.

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