A Gift of Thistle by Tanis Gray
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A Gift of Thistle

Knitting
September 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork pattern with larger needles, blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
720 yards (658 m)
Cowl Depth: 16 inches/40cm Circumference: 21 inches/53.5cm, Hat Depth: 8 inches/20cm Circumference: 21 inches/53.5cm
This pattern is available for free.

Read the inspiration behind the pattern here.

Errata as of 9.20.16: In the cowl it should say:
• Work rounds 1-75 of Thistle Chart, then rounds 28-51 once more.

A Gift of Thistle is a matching cowl and hat set worked in the round from the bottom up. Using two different sets of gradient yarn, one set of colors goes from light to dark, while the other goes dark to light. When worn together, this set creates an interesting effect!

Knit in the traditional stranded colorwork Fair Isle technique, A Gift of Thistle will satiate any colorwork knitter’s appetite!

SIZE
One size fits most adult women

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Cowl
Depth: 16 inches/40cm
Circumference: 21 inches/53.5cm

Hat
Depth: 8 inches/20cm
Circumference: 21 inches/53.5cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
The Copper Corgi Ogeechee Sport Gradient Set 100% superwash merino wool; 60yd/55m per 17g skein; color: CC1 Saffron Tiger Lily (yellow to orange); 1 package: 6 mini skeins, CC2 Teal Midnight (purple to blue); 1 package: 6 mini skeins

Recommended needle size
always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter’s gauge is unique
For Cowl:
1 24-inch US #3/3.25mm circular needle
1 24-inch US #4/3.5mm circular needle

For Hat:
1 16-inch US #3/3.25mm circular needle
1 16-inch US #4/3.55mm circular needle
US #4/3.5mm needles for small circumference: DPNs, 1 long circular or two short circulars

GAUGE
28 sts/36 rounds = 4 inches/10cm in stockinette stitch with larger needles, blocked
26 sts/29 rounds = 4 inches/10cm in colorwork pattern with larger needles, blocked