The luxurious, slip stitich Doing Alright Cowl is the original version of Doing Great which I designed on a train journey to London to celebrate my daughter’s 16th birthday as well as finishing her exams and school.
The slipped stitches section is representative of the journey there and back. The stripe section is for all the sightseeing and the show we went to see.
It went far too quickly and all too soon we were on our way home again. The plain sections are the lovely chilled out times we spent together in the hotel or in the restaurant.
The Doing Alright cowl is knitted in the round in one piece. It starts with a provisional cast on and then the ends are seamed together to finish. It uses two colours of lace weight yarn to show off the easy, but effective, slip-stitch pattern.
It was knitted in Sylvan Tiger Yarn Methera Lace a BFL and Silk blend. The Doing Alright cowl comes in small, medium and large width. The length can be adjusted to be longer or shorter as well.
And it knits up beautifully for a warm, but lightweight and stylish cowl.
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The Doing Alright Cowl pattern is knitted with lace weight yarn. You could substitute any lace weight yarn or combine a smooth yarn with kid silk to add texture. I used 2.5mm needles to create a warm fabric but if you wanted a drapier cowl, you could go up to a larger needle size. You’d use more yarn, so allow for that when choosing your colours.
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Slip Stitch Doing Alright Cowl Pattern Information
|Published in||Emma Sadler’s Ravelry Store|
|Category||Accessories – Cowl|
|Suggested Yarn||Sylvan Tiger Yarn Methera Lace|
|Yarn Weight||Lace / 2 ply|
|Gauge/Tension||37 stitches and 43 rows = 10 cm in Stocking stitch in the round|
|Needle Size||US 1½ – 2.5 mm|
|Yardage||350 – 400 yards (320 – 366 m)|
|Sizes Available||Width:6.5 (8.5, 10) cm/ 2.6 (3.25, 3.9) ins|
Doing Alright Cowl Pattern Gallery
As always, when I’m knitting for the knitworthy members of my family or dear friends, I consider how they’re going to wear it, wash it, the colours they love and what styles they wear. In this case, it’s for me and I saw this yarn and felt it was perfect for the cowl. It’s stunningly soft and silky, it comes in a lovely range of colours too, but you could substitute any laceweight yarn that gets tension/gauge.