Snow Flowers

Estonian knitters have developed some of the most beautiful lace stitches I’ve seen. When I saw these flower stitches grouped this way I was captivated. I had to fiddle with it a bit, I almost always do, but it didn’t take long at all to decide that this design would be a cowl, and that in addition to the lovely Estonian stitches, beads were essential. The only hard part was naming it. Until today. I was meandering through my photos, when I saw that I’d put this cowl on last week’s snow for a quick photo shoot. Flowers on the snow… no, Snow Flowers!

Cowl is knit in the round with a few rows of seed stitch at top and bottom to help prevent curling.

P.S. Lantana and Vervain are sister patterns.

Pattern details

  • Yarn: lace weight; 300 [500, 725, 1000] yards.
  • Model: Chameleon Colorworks Godiva in Mourning Dove in second smallest size; 500 yards in 50 grams; 80% merino, 20% silk.
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm).
  • Gauge: 25 sts and 31 rows to 4 inches in stitch pattern, blocked.
  • Finished size: 13.5 x 22.5 [15 x 33.5, 16.5 x 44.75, 18 x 56] inches.
  • Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

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