Solasta, meaning luminous or shining in Scottish Gaelic is a textured cowl to make any yarn shine. The body is made up of a whelt pattern offset on each side of the central spine giving a ribbed texture to the cowl while the wide lace border gives a dramatic flair to the edge. Worked flat before being joined in the round; with a really easy repeat, Solasta is perfect relaxing knitting and will fly off your needles. Perfect for spring, summer and the changing weather, Solasta is the ideal accessory to bring some shining colour after a long winter!
The pattern is fully written and charted so whichever way you like to read your patterns, you’re covered! The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the pattern and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos. The pattern uses a garter tab cast on and simple increases/decreases.
255 m (280 yds) of Eden Cottage Yarns Titus 4 ply (75% Merino, 25% Mulberry Silk, 436 yds/100g) in Sunset
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needles, 60 cm (24”) long
3 stitch markers
Yarn needle for sewing in ends
22 stitches and 40 rows in 10 cm (4”) in whelt pattern worked flat and measured after blocking.
Gauge is not essential but will affect the amount of yarn used. Differences in gauge may also change the size of the finished cowl.
Top circumference: 60 cm (24”) Depth at front: 49 cm (20”)