This was the design that won the Buffalo Gold design contest, and more importantly introduced us to Le Tissier Designs. Redone with a special skein of Sexy-fingering weight exclusive for this design. Double the weight of our regular "Sexy" and includes the Iris Bronze beads to really make this pop!
Kit includes project bag, 80g of bronze beads and 330 yds of double weight Sexy made just for this project.
This is a "Sneak Peek" project from our upcoming E-book "Cowgirl UP!"
– ideas influence by the iconic images of the old west - fringing
– lace patterns embellished with beads
- I-cord lacing finished with beaded knit fringe
- Edges finished with bead embellished knit fringe
- Pieces could be worn square or off –center.
If you are not a fan of fringe a simple lace ruffle combined with the eyelets could provide a good edge as well.
Dimensions: Unblocked – 10 inches deep, 16 inches around the neck and 36 inches around the base. Blocked, relaxed – 12.5 inches deep, 19 inches around the neck and 44 inches around the base.
Gauge: Unblocked – in garter st with larger needle – 24 sts in 4 inches and 12 ridges in 4 inches. Blocked, relaxed – 21 sts in 4 inches and 10 ridges in 4 inches.
Construction Notes: This cowl/shoulderette is knit in garter stitch and is worked from side to side with short-row construction techniques used to shape the piece.
This pattern was fun to knit. I modified the pattern to use the colored buffalo yarn I purchased at the Taos Wool Festival and used that (instead of beads) to highlight a skein of lace weight buffalo yarn I bought a couple of years ago. I had been waiting for the perfect pattern and I think I found it.