Pathways Collection Feature: Covert

As promised, this week we will be focusing in on each individual pattern in the Pathways Collection by Laura Nelkin. For an overview of the collection, you can see the official introductory post here.

Today, we bring you Covert, a lace cowl featuring a 2-sided panel lace pattern.  Laura was kind enough to answer a few questions about this design, and we've also put together an alternate styling option on Polyvore for you!

KW: This design has lace worked both on right side and wrong side rows. What is your go-to tip for knitters who are wary of working lace on both sides?

LN: I like to highlight my chart and key which really helps separate out the right side from wrong side directions. Just grab your favorite color highlighter and highlight all the even (WS) rows on the chart, and with that same highlighter mark the WS directions on the key. Now it is easy to differentiate between the two sides making it simpler to keep track of whether you are working knit or purl stitches!

KW: What was the main inspiration or starting point for this design?

LN: Oh, this was all about cables and lace…. and the mediation of working a stitch pattern. Also, have you felt this yarn? I knew it had to be a lacey cowl, in fact, if there is one design I am considering knitting for my wardrobe, this is it.  I know I would wear it a ton! 

To purchase Covert, click here.
To view the other patterns in the collection, click here.
For a list of our retailers that may carry hard copy patterns of the Pathways Collection and the Road to China Lace, click here

{All images by and © Amanda Stevenson Lupke}