I have many single-skeins of beautiful yarns in my stash. Lately I've been challenging myself to come up with ways of using them. This elegantly soft cowl is what I came up with to use one hank of Lisa Souza's lovely cashmere Lhasa yarn.
The cowl begins with a provisional cast on, and is worked in a fun, twisted pattern that increases and decreases to shape the side edges to match the stitch pattern. It is joined by working the cast on edge together with the live stitches, either with the three-needle bind off, or grafting—your choice.
About 6¾" wide and 17½" circumference
Lhasa by Lisa Souza
100% superfine cashmere
2 oz hank = approx 100 yards
• 1 hank or approx 85 yards in a comparable yarn.
Shown in color Forbidden City.
One pair size US 9 (5.5 mm)
Or size to obtain gauge.
Cable needle; waste yarn and a crochet hook size US H/9 (5.5 mm) for provisional CO; a third needle for Three-Needle BO, or tapestry needle for grafting
Gauge: 17 sts and 20 rows = 4" in Lattice Pattern. Take time to save time, check your gauge.