17 March, 2010

New Cowl Pattern Available – Hearts and Crosses cowl

My new Hearts and Crosses Cowl pattern is now available.
It’s a great way to practice your Fair Isle skills without having to knit a whole pullover. The carried threads of the Fair Isle really add warmth. Just what we want! I was a bit rusty, so it took a bit of practice for me to carry the threads loosely enough, no matter how hard I tried. Lightly pressing under a damp cloth got rid of those little stubborn bumps, and it looks lovely and smooth now.

The yarn I’ve used for the Fair Isle pattern is variegated and so has sparked up the whole look.




Hearts and Crosses Cowl
Knitting Pattern
Yarn suggested : Cleckheaton Country Naturals and Cleckheaton Country Prints or any other 8 ply/DK ply yarn
Gauge : 25 stitches = 4 inches in Fair Isle Stocking/Stockinette Stitch
Needle Size : 4mm circular needle 40cm (16 in)
Meterage : 140 mtrs / 155 yards Main Colour
65 mtrs / 70 yard Contrast Colour

This pattern is available to buy from Ravelry for $US 3.50




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