Isadora Cowl

I’ll be honest, I was initially a bit concerned about knitting a scarf called Isadora, given that the actress, Isadora Duncan, died when her scarf got caught in the wheels of her car in Nice. I was also a tad wary when  I saw that the pattern required 20 stitch markers – however, it is such a beautiful design that I decided to have a go and I’m really pleased that I did.

Isadora Cowl

Isadora Cowl

The cowl is designed by Louisa Harding and knitted in two of her yarns: chunky-weight Amitola Grande (shade 503) and aran-weight Trenzar (shade 306). It is knitted in the round on 6mm circular needles. I used a KnitPro Zing circular, which in the 6mm size is purple – all very colour-coordinated. I quickly dispensed with all stitch markers (excpet the one marking the beginning of the round) as I found them a bit fiddly and instead, just kept count of the pattern repeat. This worked fine but did require a bit more concentration.

The pattern is an interesting combination of lace, eyelets, stocking stitch and garter stitch and is available as a free download from Designer Yarns . It was surprisingly quick to knit and the yarns are gorgeous to work with. It’s big enough to wrap around my neck twice so bring on the cold weather!!

Cowl wrapped twice

Cowl wrapped twice

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