Monday, February 08, 2010

Corydalis Cowl

Corydalis is a genus of plant which includes Bleeding Heart, but that's not what prompted the name of this cowl, despite upcoming Valentine's Day.
One of the plants I've always wanted to grow is Corydalis Ambigua, a beautiful blue-flowered Chinese herb. (see image below). The interaction of the lace, ribbing and bobbles reminded me of the shape of the flowers.
The blue sky shade reminds me of early March in my backyard :-}

The PDF of the pattern is currently available just on Ravelry (but Oscar will add it to Otterwise.com pretty soon)
Here is more info about the Cowl Pattern:

Luscious, velvety Malabrigo formed with bobbles and curved lace combined with columns of ribbing make a close and cozy fit.
Techniques: Making Bobbles using a fully explained I-cord method, k2tog, ssk, yo, kfb.
Knit in the round, no seaming.
Yarn: 1 skein (210 yards) Malabrigo merino worsted (samples made in Emerald Blue) or other aran-weight yarn. (I had 50 yards left from 1 skein of Malabrigo)
Needles: #8 (5 mm) small circular, 2 circulars, magic loop method or DPNs can be used

(image from the wiki entry)

7 comments:

AlisonH said...

Oh, how cool! It so matches that flower!

Kym said...

Oh, Diana! That is beautiful! I'm wondering if I have any appropriate malabrigo in my stash. . . I'm thinking I might need one more cowl. . .

morewithles said...

that is so lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

morewithles said...

that is so lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blue said...

Luscious! The color is true to the picture of the flower. You make so many beautiful things.

Karen said...

Love the cowl, Diana! You're a genius!

Leslie said...

That's loverly1