Designed by Hillary Smith Callis
Similar in shape to her Starshower cowl, but in worsted weight yarn, Adama is a quick-to-knit shawl-cowl hybrid. Named for the Latin word for diamond (as well as, yes, the captain of Battlestar Galactica), it is shaped as a shawl, but the second half is worked in the round to create the illusion of a semi-circular shawl worn wrapped around the neck without ends to worry about tying. The majority of the cowl is done in a simple diamond lace pattern, with bands of Stockinette and Garter stitch breaking things up. Using a worsted weight wool- cashmere blend on large needles gives this cowl a cozy, rustic appearance and cuts the knitting time to practically nothing.
If you like Adama, but want something with a smaller gauge, check out Starshower -- similar in shape, but in fingering weight yarn,
Specific Yarn Requirements:
The Plucky Knitter Scholar (75% Merino, 25% Cashmere; 255 yds/ 233 m per 115g); 2 skeins in Flannel; Or 300 yds/ 275 m of a worsted weight yarn
Yarnaholic™ Store has plenty of Worsted Weight Yarns to choose from including the following:
Mountain Colors: Twizzle
Manos Del Uruguay Alegria Grande
Urth Yarns Uneek Worsted; Monokrom worsted
Please call with any questions to find other worsted weight yarns.
US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle, 16-24”/ 40-60 cm long
Errata (as of 1/27/15 and corrected in v2 of the pattern:
- The instructions for “ssk” in the Abbreviations section were inexplicably wrong!
- In Section 4, Round 5 was listed twice.
Technical editing by Tana Pageler.