Afreet by Fatimah Hinds


March 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 26 rows
in 1 Pattern Repeat
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
105 - 280 yards (96 - 256 m)
DK: 50 in x 5 in Bulky: 21 in x 7 in
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Errata: in Chart Row 22: P1, k1, p2, k1, p2, k7 twice, k1, p5, k1, p1.

I am fascinated by designs that are unisex but have a unique voice for women and men. This cowl is specifically designed to be worn by a man or woman. Afreet is a powerful, winged creature from Arabic folklore that can be either male or female. This cowl has the ability to change it’s appearance from draped cowl to tucked French knot in the DK version or from tall, cozy neckwarmer to headband in the bulky version. The yarn provides beautiful stitch definition for the unique cable motif.This piece is designed as collaboration with The Verdant Gryphon for the lovely Shades of Winter 2014 collection.

Details: Afreet is cast on at one end and knit in one piece. There is an option for using a provisional cast on or not. Once the knitting is complete the piece is blocked and seamed. The cable motif is a combination of 2x2 cables, ribbing, and reverse stockinette.

Size: DK: 50 in x 5 in; Bulky: 21 in x 7 in

Yarn and Needles:
Mens (DK version): 1 hank Traveller in The Beeches of Dodona; size 7/4.5mm

Womens (Bulky version): 1 hank Odyssey in Erkling in White; size 10/6.0mm needle


DK (blocked): 1 pattern repeat measures 5.5 in wide x 4 in tall

Bulky (unblocked): 1 pattern repeat measures 7 in wide x 6 in tall

Note: Bulky Cowl Gauge: In order to maximize the yardage it is important not to skip swatching. The gauge is given unblocked so that you can accurately measure your work on the needles as you progress through the pattern. Finished measurements are an approximate and may change with blocking.

Traveller is erroneously listed as worsted in the pattern. The weight should be DK.