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Ida Pattern


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Knitting: Ida
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Knit with circular needles
  • Pick up stitches

Pattern Description:

Ida is a fast, easy little colorwork cowl with that is big on style. Knit in two colors of Malabrigo Worsted and lined with Malabrigo Lace, the cowl knits up fast for a thick, soft, and very warm winter neck wrap. Because the cowl is so very thick and warm, it is intentionally oversized for a loose fit. The lace lining covers all colorwork floats to prevent snagging. Inspired by geometric patterns seen on midcentury fabric, the mood of the colorwork design can be easily altered by picking different colors. Make sure there is enough contrast between your colors so that the design will stand out.


22.5 sts/27 rows = 4 inches in colorwork pattern on size 7 needles in the round using Worsted
22.5 sts/35 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st on size 5 needles in the round using Lace

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Height: 5.5 inches, Circumference: 22.75 inches


  • 50 yards Malabrigo Merino Worsted in MC [100% merino; 210 yds per 100g skein] Shown in color Pigeon.
  • 40 yards Malabrigo Merino Worsted in CC [100% merino; 210 yds per 100g skein] Shown in color Frank Ochre
  • 90 yards laceweight yarn in color similar to MC Shown in Malabrigo Lace [100% merino; 470 yds per 50g skein] in color Pearl
  • U.S. size 4 (3.5 mm) 16 or 24 inch circular needle
  • U.S. size 5 (3.75 mm) 16 or 24 inch circular needle
  • U.S. size 7 (4.5 mm) 16 or 24 inch circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle
  • stitch marker(s) (optional)

Suggested yarn:

180 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Merino Worsted

About Designer

About Designer

Kristen Hanley on

Kristen Hanley Cardozo lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and an increasingly large collection of yarn and knitting patterns. Kristen is a loose cannon, but also the best cop on the force. She designs knitwear whenever she gets half a chance.

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