Manawatu Sunset Cowl'n'Hood

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Manawatu Sunset Cowl'n'Hood Pattern


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Knitting: Manawatu Sunset Cowl'n'Hood
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • k3tog, yo

Pattern Description:

I was lucky enough to have a MIL who traveled to Australia and brought me this gorgeous yarn. I designed this cowl/hood, inspired by the Australian sunsets of the Manawatu District where this yarn orginates, to be practical as well as beautiful. Knit in the round with a classic wave pattern that shows the self-striping yarn to perfection, this garment is warm and cozy and oh, so stylish. Wear it up or down ... and enjoy!

The pattern is both written and charted.


Stockinette gauge in 4": 20sts/26r = 4" (worked flat)
Stitch pattern gauge in 4": 20sts/24r = 4" (in the round)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 30" circumference x 21" height


  • approx 420 yds of worsted weight wool (Sample done using TeAwa Natural Wools' Hunky Hank - Topaz #823 (a 100% pure natural wool from the Manawatu District in New Zealand)
  • US #6 circs (16" or 24")

About Designer

About Designer

Mary G knits on

Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... ...

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