Cafe Cowl

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Nov 172019
 
cafe cowl

A pattern of classic houndstooth creates a modern cowl, easy to make in your favorite two colors worked in simple slipstitch colorwork using one color per row.

Techniques & Skills Used: longtail CO, knit/purl, working in the round; slipstitch pattern is both written and charted.

Size: 10” tall and 26” circumference.

Yarn: Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted (100% fine highland wool; 123 yards/112m/50g); 1 skein each of MC and CC, shown in MC No. 1314 Deep Velvet and CC No. 1312 Drift Wood, or 240 yards of wool blend worsted weight yarn. The sample as written used approximately 118 yards of each color.

Other Materials: US 8 (5mm) 24” circular needle, or size to match gauge; marker (1); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 16 st and 34 rows/4” in slipstitch pattern, unblocked; the slipped stitches compress the fabric horizontally as compared to the garter stitch. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished cowl, and different yardage requirements.

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Ennica

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Nov 142019
 

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: US 4 (3.5mm) 16” circular needle and dpns, or 32” circular needle if using Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; US 3 (3.25mm) 16” needle for CO; scrap yarn for tubular CO; Stitch markers (10); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 30 st and 28 rows/4” in unstretched rib on larger needle, after blocking.

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Twinings

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Nov 142019
 

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 32 rows/4” in cable pattern on larger needle, after blocking. The Felted Tweed relaxes significantly when wet blocked; be sure to block your swatch as you will the finished hat.

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