A simple cowl with an elongated front piece to keep the décolleté warm and cozy without adding bulk to the back of the neck, this accessory is perfect for collarless jackets and open front cardigans: like a turtle neck that can be taken off indoors.
The neckpiece is worked with both yarns held together in an accelerated broken rib stitch, that not only gets less dense before the cowl part, but also uses more of the MC yarn held single, so that the colour changes ever so slightly until the lighter, elongated piece worked with one yarn only. Short-rows are applied to achieve a soft rounded shape on the bottom part of the lower section, while a decorative cable is running down in the centre for more visual interest.
MissBrummell was inspired by the first and most famous fashionable dandy of the 19th century, who introduced the elaborated necktie as a stand out piece in his understated elegant attire.
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Silk Cloud by Shibui Knits (60% Mohair / 40% Silk; 25g/330yds): 1 Skein AND Arroyo by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool / 100g/335 yds): 1 skein. Shown in Mineral & Sandbank.
ALTERNATE YARN: Kidsilk Haze by Rowan (70% Super Kid Mohair / 30% Silk; 25g/235yds): 2 Skeins AND Arroyo by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool / 100g/335 yds): 1 skein. Kidsilk Haze has been around for so long, we can't imagine knitting without it. Substitute for Silk Cloud with very little difference in the finished garment.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: not stretched Circumference neck: 16"
Length neckpiece: 7.5"
Width of lower cowl part: 10.5"
Length of lower cowl part: 6"
Total length: 13.5"
YARDAGE: 268-275 yds Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
NEEDLES: Size US 6 / 4mm & Size US 7 / 4.5mm 16" circular needles or Double Points (DPN), or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: 5 Stitch Markers, Tapestry needle, Cable Needle
GAUGE: 23 sts x 32 rows = 4" in 2x2 Rib Pattern, with both yarns held together on US 7 needles, after blocking & not stretched
Images courtesy of La Maison Rililie & Yarn Loop