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Alkira Cowl/Headband


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Keep your top end cozy with this fun geometric patterned cowl/headband. Choose bright colors to stand out in the crowd or muted tones for a neutral go-with-anything version. Worked in the round, the stranded colorwork is straightforward with both written and charted directions. Team it up with the Alkira Hat and you'll be all set. Alkira is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning very nice. Cowl instructions given for one size. Headband instructions given for Child and Adult sizes. Size variations can also be achieved by changing yarn weight and/or gauge. Skills used: Working in the round, Stranded colorwork - instructions included for carrying floats, simple decreases and increases. SIZES: Cowl: one size: circumference 22"/56cm width: 7.25"/18.5cm Headband: to fit: Child: 20-21.5"/ 50.5-54.5cm Adult: 21.5-22.5"/54.5-57cm Width both sizes: 4.25"/11cm MATERIALS: Yarn: Quince & Co, Chickadee, 100% American wool, 5ply/sport weight, 181 yards/166 meters. Cowl: Main Color (MC): Kulmien's Gull, 181 yds/166 metres. Contrast Colors (CC): 40 yds/37m each of Carrie's Yellow (CC1), Chanterelle (CC2), Storm (CC3), and Frost (CC4). Headband: Main Color (MC): Carrie's Yellow, 90 yards/83 meters. Contrast Colors(CC): 40 yds/37m each of Kulmien's Gull, Frost and Crow. Needle: 3.25mm/US3 16"/40cm circulars to work in the round, or as required to obtain gauge. Notions: stitch marker GAUGE: 28 sts & 36 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette in the round with colorwork - blocked.

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Ambah O'Brien
Ambah O'Brien
Hello from Australia! You’ll pretty much always find me dreaming about my next favourite shawl - the accessory I most love to design, knit and wear. Otherwise I’ll be wandering about my vegetable garden, nearby bush or perhaps a little escape to the beach. With a background in painting, I have a passion for colour and interesting design. I design contemporary knitwear patterns, with a nod to retro and geometric design. Patterns that are straight forward to follow and fun to wear. Knitting News from Ambah’s studio: sign up at and receive a free pattern to get you started!