MINUIT is the French word for midnight. When I designed MINUIT, I wanted to make a cowl that accentuates the beautiful and dark hand-dyed yarn that I got on a yarn festival
once. The lace texture of MINUIT really brings out all the lovely colors of indie-dyed yarns. The yarn I used is a 100% merino wool, which is very comfortable to wear since it
is super soft and light.
In case you have a small amount of hand-dyed yarn left in your stash or want to knit a project with hand-dyed yarn, but can only afford to buy a small amount of skeins this project is perfect for you. You will need a little less than two skeins for this project. And you can even adjust the length of the cowl to use the exact amount of yarn that you have.
I love to wear my MINUIT on late evenings in the end of summer when it slowly gets cold, but still is way to nice to go inside.
View the Ravelry pattern page here.
One size: With a circumference of 52.2cm / 20.5" and a length of 35cm / 13.75"
2 skeins of dibadu Funnies Twisted Fifties (100% merino wool, 50g, 175m/191 yds) in color "Nachtschatten"
24 sts and 32 rounds = 10cm / 4" in Lace Pattern. Measured after blocking without stretching the fabric.
4mm (or size to obtain gauge with)
Two stitch markers and a tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
- knit stitches
- working in the round
- working simple lace
- casting on and binding off
This pattern is fairly easy and definitely suited for beginners. The lace is just a two row repeat. Therefore this cowl is very goog project for someone who wants to try lace for the first time.