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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Bythos a Lace Cowl

Bythos_Collage

Bythos is one of the Ichthyocentaurs. He is a god of sea-depths. He along with his his brother Aphros were called the Ichthyocentaurs.  Aphros and Bythos were present at the birth of Aphrodite.  They pulled in the shell she rose from the ocean.

This cowl was inspired by the pattern drooping Elm Leaf, page 217 Treasury of Knitting Patterns Barbara walker. The cowls above are done in bold colors.  The blue cowl is extra-long in dk weight.  The Orange  one is smaller and wider in fingering weight, the border was done twice at the beginning and at the end.  This pattern can be modified in many ways, be creative and do a different edge border at the beginning and at the end, make it wider, skip it. 

Here you have a cowl in my series of Men lace attire. It is easily a unisex item and a timeless piece. Embrace the divine spark within you and wear it with pride.


Materials:

Yarn:      1)  Blend by Rohrspatz & Wollmeise| All Inclusive Colorway |  Sport / 5 ply| 70% Merino, 20% Cashmere goat, 10% Nylon | 546 yards / 150 grams| Blue Cowl at 208 sts , 80 grams, 294 yards, blocked to 26.5” flat,  57” round.
2)  Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin by Rohrspatz & Wollmeise   Morchen Colorway | Fingering / 4 ply| 80% Merino, 20% Nylon | 510 yards / 150 grams| Orange Cowl 160 sts, 60 grams, 205 yards, blocked to 16” flat , 32” round. 

Needles:
     
US 7  or 4.5  mm, circulars or dpns for Sport/DK weight 
Gauge:  about 11 sts and 12 Rows = 2 inches in stockinette .  

US 6  or 4  mm, circulars or dpns for fingering weight
Gauge:  about 12.5  sts and 14 Rows = 2 inches in stockinette.;           

              
Stitch markers (recommended). Stitch markers help with your stitch count and repetitions.  Blocking boards and (stainless) pins.



 Pattern Notes
This Cowl comes in different sizes for two types of yarn.  You may make the top and bottom edges wider, or you may make one between the suggested sizes; multiples of 16.
For Fingering weight yarn (S)mall at 160 sts, (M)edium at 192 sts, (L)arge at 224 sts These are just suggested lengths you may make one that is smaller or bigger.
For Dk yarn (S)mall at 176 sts, (M)edium at 192 sts, (L)arge  at 208 sts These are just suggested lengths you may make one that is smaller or bigger.
These are just suggested lengths you may make one that is smaller or larger.  This pattern has negative ease of about 4 to 6 inches before blocking, depending on the yarn.
Bythos Lace Cowl (33)
For Sale for $6.00