Folia Loop is the second design in my La Folia Collection, which showcases the possibilities of a simple leafy lace stitch contrasting with garter stitch, and strong geometric shapes. Its diagonal panel of lace evokes a garden of growing vines. A versatile accessory, Folia Loop can be worn draped elegantly around your neck or wrapped twice for warmth. You will need only one skein of fingering-weight yarn, and you can easily enlarge the cowl if you wish.
Skills & Techniques
Simple lace knitting
Provisional cast on
Working Kitchener stitch over both stockinette and garter stitch (the cowl is knit flat and then grafted)
Charts and written instructions are both provided in full
1 skein of Malabrigo Mechita (100% merino; 420yds/384m per 100g), or 380yds/348m of fingering-weight yarn. Sample colourway: ‘Pearl’.
US 6 / 4mm straight or circular needles (or needle size that gives you the right gauge)
Scrap yarn for provisional cast on
A stitch marker, and a needle for weaving in the ends
39”/99cm circumference, 10”/25.4cm depth
The circumference is easily altered by working a different number of rows in the garter stitch section.