24 February 2012

(practically) instant coziness...

My new Wavicle Hat and Cowl pattern is live!

(Samples shown in size Small)

Both hat and cowl are written for two sizes, with tips for further customization. Available as a Ravelry download for €3.50 here

More information -
13 sts and 20 rnds = 4”/10cm in St st on US10/6mm needles†, washed and blocked; 13 sts and 19 rnds = 4”/10cm in Wavicle pattern on US11/8mm needles†, washed and blocked
• Hat - Small (Large): 20”/51cm (23”/58cm) circumference and 8.5”/22cm (9”/23cm) deep 
• Cowl - Small (Large): 20”/51cm (22”/56cm) circumference and 11.5”/29cm tall
Yarn requirements: 
• Hat - About 98yd/90m (114yd/105m) bulky/12ply yarn 
• Cowl - About 115yd/105m (127yd/116m) bulky/12ply yarn
Additional materials: 
• Hat - US11/8mm short circular needles or DPNs†; US10/6mm short circular needles and/or DPNs†; US9/5.5mm short circular needles†; darning needle; 1 stitch marker
• Cowl - US11/8mm short circular needles†; US10/6mm short circular needles†; darning needle; 1 stitch marker 
Or size needed to obtain gauge
Important notes before you begin: 
These patterns are written for a yarn with plenty of drape. Please be sure to swatch before you begin to get a feel for your finished fabric. If the fabric seems stiff (even if you get gauge), you may wish to go up a needle size, or try a different yarn.
General description: 
A cozy, quick-to-knit hat and cowl set with smart details. The “Wavicle” slip-stitch pattern used in both pieces is dense, warm, and scrunchy.
The cowl is tall and quite close-fitting, and offers substantial neck coverage despite its stylish scrunch. One opening is flared to provide a fit that lays flat against your shoulders and tucks down neatly into a coat or sweater collar.
The Wavicle pattern covers only a quarter of the hat’s circumference, giving the illusion of waving up and over a simple welting pattern. Carefully planned crown decreases integrate seamlessly with the patterning.

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