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Yellowbrick by Carina Spencer | Yellowbrick combines the appearance of a shawlette with the ease of a cowl. It starts out worked flat like a top-down shawl, and is then joined and worked in the round to the bottom edge. I call these hybrid patterns, “cowlettes.” Yellowbrick alternates marled sections of stockinette with eyelet stripes of mohair for a light and lofty fabric with a fuzzy halo glow. The twisted rib border incorporates a smocked chevron pattern (like yellow bricks), and shaping that coaxes the bottom edge into elegant points.

Gauge: 19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in stockinette, after blocking

Finished Measurements: Pattern is written for one size, and is shown on a person who wears a women’s small shirt.

  • Neck Circumference: 24”/60 cm
  • Hem Circumference: 51”/127.5 cm
  • Height (center back): 8½“/21.5 cm
  • Mitered Height (center-front): 21”/52.5 cm

Materials Used: Sample shown was knit with La Bien Aimee Cashmerino (75% Merino, 15% Cashmere goat, 10% Nylon; 474 yds/433 m per 100 grams) in Yellow Brick Road and Mohair Silk (70% Mohair, 30% Silk; 547 yards/500 m per 50 grams) in Lise. When choosing yarn, a light yarn with good drape in the finished fabric will work well for the light fingering weight yarn and any lace or cobweb weight yarn with a fuzzy halo will work well for the lace weight.

  • 400 yds/365 m of light fingering weight yarn
  • 450 yds/411 m of lace weight mohair or mohair blend.

Notions: 23 stitch markers, a needle for weaving ends

Needle Size: US 5/3.75 mm, one 24”/60 cm circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge optional - one needle 2-3 sizes larger for binding off loosely cable needle in US 5/3.75 mm or smaller

Pattern Includes: Written Instructions, Charts & Video Tutorial

Skill Level: Intermediate


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