Windflower

Anemones have always been one of my favorite flowers, with their large single petals, and delicate stems... But I have always found the word to be so hard to say! (You can laugh at me now.) So I went digging around on the Internet, and discovered that the common name for several varieties has the word “windflower” in it. This was perfect. For one thing, I can say it. Plus, this field of windflowers will help protect you from winter’s chilly winds.

Cowl is worked in the round. Knitting begins with a huge number of stitches, most of which go into that optional ruffled edge. A somewhat loose I-cord is used to bind off, and to provide a neatly finished edge to balance the loops on the opposite edge.

Yarn: fingering weight; 400 [755, 1400] yards.
Model: Liberty Fibers Fingering Weight Merino in Bronze Forest.
Gauge: 17 sts and 24 rounds to 4 inches (10 cm) in stitch pattern, blocked.
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles.
Finished size: 37 x 8 [31 x 18, 45 x 23] inches; 94 x 20 [79 x 46, 115 x 59] cm.
Notions: 1 stitch marker.
Difficulty:
Intermediate

Skills: knitting in the round, k2tog, k4tog, p4tog, double YO, cable cast on, I-cord bind off
Stitch instructions: written.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.