People long ago believed in water sprites, sirens, nymphs, whose mischievous presence explained the inexplicable. The Lorelei, a large rock that soars some 400 feet (120 meters) above the eastern bank of the Rhine river near St. Goarshausen, Germany, is named for one of these sirens. The outcropping marks the narrowest part of the river between Switzerland and the North Sea. A very strong current, a tight turn, and rocks below the waterline have caused countless boating accidents there, many blamed on ships’ captains being mesmerized by the song of the Lorelei.

Cowl is worked in the round on large needles holding two strands of fingering weight yarn.

Coordinates with Melusine fingerless mitts. Also available with Melusine in Nixie.

Yarn: fingering weight, held double; 600 yards.
Model: Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Fingering in Teal; 175 yards in 50g; 100% merino.
Gauge: 19 sts and 23 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stitch pattern at bottom (cast on edge).
Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needles, or size required for gauge.
Finished size: 12 x 30.5 inches (30.5 x 77.5 cm)
Notions: 1 stitch marker required, more are optional; yarn needle

Skills: knit, purl, k1 tbl, twisted rib, k2tog, p2tog, ssk, YO, knitting in the round
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.