Chandelle Cowl

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Chandelle is a long, luxurious loop in worsted weight yarn, with simple but highly textured lacework. The contrast between solid and porous areas reminds me of the texture of limestone. The cowl is worked from a provisional cast on and grafted; tips are included so you can easily modify the dimensions to suit your personal taste. Chandelle, Provençal for candle, is sometimes used to describe the tall spear-like formations found atop the calanques in the south of France. The calanques are the looming limestone ridges clustered along the Mediterranean.

Skill Level Intermediate

Finished Measurements Approximately 10¾” high x 65” around after blocking

Yarn 5 balls Knit Picks Capra Cashmere 85% merino 15% cashmere 123 yds/50 g per ball

Gauge 20 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette Stitch. Gauge is not crucial for this project, but keep in mind that the final measurements will differ from the sample shown.

Needles US 7/4.5 mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Supplies 2 stitch markers, spare needle for grafting, blunt yarn needle

Construction notes Chandelle is worked flat from a provisional cast on and grafted into a loop.

Thank you Jan Malone, Anjali M, and Knit Picks for making this pattern possible!