I know that in the Spring, often a knitter's fancy turns to lace and other light weight projects, but I simply could not resist putting this pattern up now. I truly think that Sivia Harding created a real beauty here.
One of my very favorite type of knitted design is one that plays with stitch work to create lovely pictures. This beautiful cowl by Sivia is one of the best of the best.
Here is how Sivia describes Sublimity:
Sublimity is a beautifully ornamented shaped cowl in worsted weight yarn, reminiscent of medieval days and featuring a fetching assortment of simple techniques and stitches: ribbing, cables, twisted stitches, lace, and beads.
And as an added bonus, the pattern includes matching cuffs!
All that is needed is about 330 yards of worsted weight yarn for the pair, or if you would like to make one without the other, the cowl took roughly 230 yards whereas 100 yards were needed for the cuffs.
For added and wonderful bling, figure on 172 size 6/0 beads for the cowl plus a pair of cuffs.
The photos you see here are of the original pieces knit by Sivia. Those of the bronze colorway were photographed by Barbara Gundle, and the green colorway photos were done by Vivian Aubrey.
What we offer here is the hard copy of the pattern, all eight pages printed out on heavy weight paper and slid into a sheet protector.
This is a really fun knit.
And (as my father used to say) a thing of beauty is a joy forever.