Anyone who has been looking at my designing over the last year or two know that I love lace and cables combined. They complement each other so well, lace by itself can be very insubstantial and cables add bulk to knitted items. Combine the two together and you’ve got a match made in heaven!
This cowl and fingerless mittens set is a great way of using your extra special skein of sock yarn. One skein of Dublin Dye Studio Merino Sock was enough for a large size cowl and medium size mittens with just a little extra left.
You can see the stitch pattern in this detail shot of the cowl more easily, cables twist back and forth with lace in between. The pattern is easy to remember after the first repeat, and the cowl is knit in the round so no wrong side rows!
This version of the cowl is the larger slouchy size. It will fit loosely around the neck, this is ideal to pull it easily over your hair and it can be neatly folded at the neck and pinned with a brooch as seen in the top photo.
The coordinating fingerless mittens are as light as air. Everyone should own a set of fingerless mittens in fingering weight yarn! One repeat of the lace and cable pattern is centered on the top of the mitt for a subtle effect.