Roots and Rivulets by Thien-Kieu Lam

Roots and Rivulets

Knitting
February 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
266 - 304 yards (243 - 278 m)
1 (2)
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The lush texture of ribbing and cables creates a visual ode to the roots and rivulets that branch, entwine, and move through the earth, symbolizing the water and flora that nourishes life throughout the planet.

The cowl is worked in the round, and two options are provided for the central motif, one representing roots and the other representing rivulets.

Pattern includes both charted and written instructions. Techniques required: knitting in the round, cables.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Sizes: 1 (2)
Circumference: 22¾ (26)” / 57.5 (66) cm
Length: 10” / 25.5 cm

YARN

Approximately 266 (304) yds / 244 (278) m in fingering weight yarn

Roots Cowl is shown in Peace Fleece DK (75% Navajo Rambouillet and domestic fine wool, 25% mohair; 350 yds / 320 m per 4 oz / 113 g skein). Color: Morning Dove; 1 (1) skein

Rivulets Cowl is shown in Jill Draper Makes Stuff Ansel (100% superfine merino wool; 440 yds / 402 m per 4 oz / 113 g skein). Color: Forget Me Not 2; 1 (1) skein

GAUGE

20 sts and 32 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, after blocking

22-st Roots Motif measures approx 3¼” / 8 cm in width and 5” / 12.5 cm in length, after blocking

22-st Rivulets Motif measures approx 3¼” / 8 cm in width and 5” / 12.5 cm in length, after blocking

NEEDLES

US 3 / 3.25 mm circular, 24” / 60 cm

Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge after blocking.

NOTIONS

stitch marker
cable needle
tapestry needle

Tech editing: Dawn Catanzaro
Photography: Rhett Clement