Short Description: Named for the Latin word for diamond, Adama is a quick-to-knit shawl-cowl hybrid. It is shaped as a shawl, but the second half is worked in the round to create the illusion of a semi-circular shawl worn wrapped around the neck without ends to worry about tying. The majority of the cowl is done in a simple diamond lace pattern, with bands of Stockinette and Garter stitch breaking things up. Using a worsted weight wool- cashmere blend on large needles gives this cowl a cozy, rustic appearance and cuts the knitting time to practically nothing.
Gauge: 15 sts & 20 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Rustic Diamond Lace pattern; 15 sts & 22 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Stockinette St
Finished Measurements: 22.5” / 57 cm circumference at top opening; 18” / 45.5 cm height at center front; 9”/ 23 cm height at back
Materials Used: The Plucky Knitter Scholar (75% Merino, 25% Cashmere; 255 yds/ 233 m per 115g); 2 skeins in Flannel; Or 300 yds/ 275 m of a worsted weight yarn
Needle Size: US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle, 16-24”/ 40-60 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge
Pattern Includes: Detailed written instructions, photographs, lace charts, and schematic.
Skill Level: Adventurous beginner