Designed by Debra Kinsey Knits
This fun cowl and beanie can be made as colourful as you wish. Both pieces are knitted in rounds and feature stranded colourwork which is designed in a double knit / 8ply weight yarn, Indiecita DK 100% Baby Alpaca Yarn 50g.
The cowl begins with a provisional cast-on and then the stranded colourwork section is worked. A fold line is followed by the contrasting stocking stitch facing. The piece is folded in half and the cast-on and off edges are joined with a three-needle cast-off.
The simple colourwork pattern can be worked from the chart or the written instructions and require intermediate knitting skills.
Cowl has two sizes: circumference 60cm (135cm) & width 15cm for both sizes
Beanie has Three sizes (to fit head approx): child (adult, large adult)
Choose a size that will stretch to fit your head. This beanie is intended to be worn with approx. 3-6cm negative ease. Please note that any alterations to the pattern may require extra yarn than stated. All measurements are approximate.
- Head circumference: 45 (50, 55) cm
- Depth: 17 (21, 22) cm
Gauge of pattern (after wet-blocking) is 24 sts and 29 rows over 10cm colourwork pattern swatch worked in the round using 4.5mm needles.
Quantity of Yarn required (based on Indiecita DK 100% Baby Alpaca with 112m per 50g ball):
Main colour: 1 (2) balls
Contrast colour 1: 1 (1) ball
Contrast colour 2: 1 (2) balls
Main colour: 1 (1, 2) balls
Contrast colour 1: 1 (1, 1) ball
Optional Pom Pom in Contrast Colour 2: 1 ball
Needles & Notions:
4mm and 4.5mm circular needles, both 60cm long (for short cowl) or 100cm for long cowl, crochet hook for provisional cast-on, set of 4mm dpns for crown
one each 3.25mm, 4mm, & 4.5mm x 40cm circular needles for beanie
stitch markers, yarn needle
Colour printed leaflet only