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Cafe Cowl
Ennica
Twinings
Grandiose Wrap
Issykol
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Cafe Cowl

Cafe Cowl

Houndstooth slipstitch on a handknit cowl pattern

Ennica

Ennica

This street-smart adaptable ribbed hat is all about the special details. Featuring elegant paired symmetrical decreases to create distinctive crown shaping, and a beautiful tubular cast on finished edge, it is meant to be subtle and slouchy and sized for everyone. Techniques & Skills Used: tubular CO, knit/purl, decreasing, working in the round. Size: Baby (Kid, S, M, L) to fit approximately 16 (18, 20, 22, 24)” head circumference; 11 (13, 15, 17, 19)” brim circumference and 7 (9, 10.5, 12, 13)” height, measured flat and unstretched. Each size of this super stretchy ribbed hat fits a wide range of head sizes. Yarn: Valley Yarns Northfield (70% merino wool, 20% alpaca, 10% silk; 124 yards/113m/50g), shown in 8 Summer Plum; 1(1, 2, 2, 2) skeins; Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (55% merino wool, 33% microfiber, 12% cashmere; 120 yards/110m/50g), shown in 18042 Millenial Pink; 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) skeins, or approximately 90 (125, 175, 210, 250) yards dk wool or wool blend yarn. Samples shown in size M each used about 210 yards. Other Materials: . . .

Twinings

Twinings

Originally published in knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018, the Twinings pattern is now available from my Ravelry store, as an individual download in my usual pattern format, with expanded sizing and a return to the original sample gauge. A tubular cast on creates a beautiful finished edge to the ribbing which flows into undulating shadow cables in this rustic hat. Techniques & Skills Used: tubular CO, knit/purl, cables, decreasing, working in the round. Size: S (M, L) to fit 20 (22, 24)” head circumference; 19.5 (21, 22.5)” brim circumference and 8 (9.5, 11)” height, measured flat. Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed DK (50% wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose; 191 yards/175m/50g), shown in 151 Bilberry (S), and 181 Mineral (M); 1 (1, 2) skeins, or approximately 145 (190, 220) yards of dk weight yarn. Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 16” circular needle and dpns, or 32” circular needle if using Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; US 4 (3.5mm) 16” needle for CO and brim; scrap yarn for tubular CO; Cable needle; Stitch markers 13 (14, 15); Yarn needle. Gauge: 24 st and . . .

Grandiose Wrap

Grandiose Wrap

Whether glamping around a forest retreat, exploring on a quaint weekend away, or unplugging for your stay-cation, the Grandiose Wrap provides big snuggly comfort. A triangle shawl beginning grows on each unique bias side to make an enfolding rectangular wrap, highlighting a main color paired with a mini-skein set in a mix of stripe and eyelet-based stitch patterns. Techniques & Skills Used: garter tab CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, easy lace. Instructions for this pattern are fully written, with charts also provided for the eyelet-based lace. Size: 104”/264 cm length at top, 80”/203cm length at bottom, and 18”/46cm depth. Yarn: Miss Babs Yowza (100% superwash merino wool; 560 yards/ 512m/225g); 1 skein, shown in Fleur de Sel (A), and Miss Babs Yowza Mini (100% superwash merino wool; 200 yards/182m/80g); 3 skeins, shown in Stowaway (B), Tiger Eye (C), and Zinfandel (D), respectively. The sample used almost all of the yarn. Other Materials: US 7 (4.5mm) 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Markers (4); Yarn needle. Gauge: 18 st and 34 rows/4” in garter stitch after blocking. Gauge is not critical . . .

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