The Iris Hat and Cowl are worked bottom-up in the round in Worsted-weight yarn. Both start with a garter stitch trim and continue in a slip-stitch pattern. The hat ends in a slight slouch above the head. The cowl can be worked in five different circumferences, depending on whether you prefer to wrap it around your neck once or twice and how snug you want it to fit.
The hat and cowl were knit with a hand-dyed Merino wool yarn. The fantastic color play makes the resulting set not only cuddly, but also truly unique, as no skein looks exactly like the other. A one-colored yarn, however, would also work nicely
with the stitch pattern. Recommended are all cuddle-yarns (soft sheep wool like Merino or Bluefaced Leicester, Cashmere, ) with good stitch definition (so nothing fuzzy).
The shown samples are the Iris hat for a 20 (50 cm) head circumference and the Iris cowl with a 21.5 (55 cm) circumference. This combination may be finished using only 2 skeins of Rios by Malabrigo Yarn and does not take too long to knit, which makes the Iris Set an easy-to-make gift idea, or if knit separately, either hat or cowl would be a unique last-minute gift.
The pattern is available in English and German. Both versions are included in the zip.-file as pdfs.
21 sts and 30 rows = 4 (10 cm) in diagonal slipped stitch
20 sts and 29 rows = 4 (10 cm) in stockinette stitch
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When I was a kid, my grandma taught me how to crochet flowers; I fondly remember the evenings we spent crocheting side by side. Soon, I set out to knit a sweater, only to find thatâat the timeâI ...
When I was a kid, my grandma taught me how to crochet flowers; I fondly remember the evenings we spent crocheting side by side. Soon, I set out to knit a sweater, only to find thatâat the timeâI completely lacked the stamina for such a project.
After almost a decade of yarnlessness, I rediscovered my passion for working with fibers, while studying for my degree in physical anthropology. I retaught myself to crochet and knit and had soon developed an obsession with knitting, yarn, and
modifying knitting patterns, which finally led me to create patterns myself. I deeply enjoy designing these knitwear pieces and hope that you will enjoy making them just as much.
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