|Rochambeau Cowlette by Carina Spencer|
I took a long break from knitting and blogging this summer. I just wasn't feeling like knitting and couldn't find many patterns that inspired me. Then summer turned into fall, and fall turned into late fall, and so here we are.
But a few weeks ago, I came across the Rochambeau Cowlette pattern by Carina Spencer. This is not a free pattern, but I had been looking at lace shawl patterns, thinking about how I rarely knit shawls but wondering whether I would really wear one if I did.
Enter this beautiful lace cowl pattern. I love that it's lightweight and features all the pretty detail of a lace pattern, but without all the fussing of wearing a shawl.
I knit mine in Cascade Heritage. My gauge was off so my cowl came out shorter than the sample, but I like the shorter length on me. The pattern suggests that you go up 2 to 3 needle sizes for your bind off. I went up 2, but wonder if I should have gone up another size. My cowl curls around the edges (as you can see in the photo). Maybe one more needle size would have combatted this.
Oh well. I still am happy with my cowl and I think I'll be wearing it a lot this fall and winter.