Short Description: Cachou (a little candy used to decorate sweets) is a delicious springtime cowl knit in a simple lace pattern with your choice of either rolled or scalloped edges. The pattern is written for two weights of yarn, Aran or worsted weight and fingering weight, and comes in three sizes: a standard cowl, an infinity scarf that can be worn draped or wrapped once around the neck, and an even longer infinity scarf that can be worn draped, wrapped once for a loose, lacey cowl, or wrapped twice for a frothy confection. One skein of sock yarn will make a Small, Medium, OR Large, and, depending on the yardage, one skein of Aran or worsted weight yarn will make at least a Medium, possibly a Large, too. Cachou is designed to play nicely with semi-solid and variegated yarns -- the lace pattern doesn't compete with the colors, and breaks them up in a lovely way.
Gauge: 18 sts & 24 rows [24 sts & 34 rows] = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch on smaller needles 15 sts & 23 rows [18 sts & 25 rows] = 4""/10 cm in Diagonal Madeira Lace on smaller needles
Finished Measurements: Aran weight version [Fingering weight version]
Small (Medium, Large):
Materials Used: 115 (205, 285) yds/ 105 (190, 260) m [165 (325, 420) yds/ 150 (300, 385) m] of Aran or worsted [Fingering] weight yarn such as Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage, Anzula For Better or Worsted, Dream in Color Classy, Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran (shown in Pink Grapefruit); [Malabrigo Yarns Sock, Madelinetosh Tosh Sock, Dream in Color Smooshy, or Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label Fingering (shown in Thrills)]
Needle Size: US 8 (5 mm) and US 9 (5.5 mm) [US 6 (4 mm) and US 7 (4.5 mm)] circular needles
Pattern Includes: Detailed written instructions, photographs
Skill Level: Beginner