Farnese Cowl by Paula Wiśniewska Yarn Kit


Farnese Cowl is a sister pattern to the Farnese shawl. The cowl is designed to create the effect of a triangular shawl but is very easy to style and wear. The cowl takes its name from the amazing Farnese gardens on Palatine Hill in Rome. Paula was very inspired after visiting the gardens when they were in full bloom in June.
The texture on the body of the cowl is created by a garter stitch and an all-over repeat of a botanical lace pattern that is finished off with a garter stitch border. I-cord bind-off helps create a final extra touch to the edge. The Farnese Cowls pictured are knitted with mYak Baby Yak Medium which makes this cowl both very light and warm.

This design has been created in collaboration with mYak.

Sizes: 1 (2)

Finished measurements: circumference at the top is 19 ¾ (21 ¾ )” / 50 (55) cm and the depth at the center front is 23 (26)”/ 58 (66) cm.

• Yarn: 3 (4) skeins of mYak Baby Yak Medium. 125 yards/ 1.76 ounces, 114 meters/ 50 grams, 100% yak; approx. 295 (405) yards/ 265 (370) meters of worsted weight yarn that knits up to the gauge. Both samples were knit using mYak Baby Yak Medium, size 1 shown in Malva, size 2 in Desert colorway.
• Suggested Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles.
• Notions: 5 stitch markers, darning needle.

Gauge: 18 stitches and 32 rows per 4 inches/ 10 cm after blocking with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles in Garter Stitch. One lace repeat is 2.5”/ 6.5 cm wide and 3.5”/ 9 cm long. Always use the needle size that gets you the right gauge!

Skills involved: Knitting and purling, increases and decreases, yarn-overs, knitting in the round.


All images of Paula are courtesy of Paula

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