Cheermeister by Monika Evans


December 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, unblocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
380 - 400 yards (347 - 366 m)
one size, customizable
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Is it a green and red cowl? Or a red and green snood? No matter which, you’ll be in Cheermeister mood!

Well, I guess at this point it’s obvious that I love ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ – both the original story by Dr. Seuss and the movies made based on it.

The Cheermeister is something I thought the Grinch (or anyone else, for that matter) might enjoy wearing to the Christmas celebrations at Whoville! It can either be draped around the neck as a scrumptious cowl, or pulled over the head for extra warmth while caroling – or to hide in while doing mischief!

About the pattern:
This roomy snood is worked in the round in stripes with two different lace patterns; the pine cone sections have short rows for the chin area, giving the piece a slight curve; if desired, short rows could be worked for the candy cane sections for a stronger curve; there is also the option to cast on less stitches for a tighter-fitting version.

When Madelinetosh came out with their November and December Toshstrology colors, ‘Sagittarius’ and ‘Capricorn’, I just couldn’t resist this super Grinchy combination!

Then again, if red and green are not your favorite colors together, any fun stripey combination will work for this project - you could even switch colors in the middle of the double-wide stripes!

1 skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage (ca 100g / 200yds) in ‘Capricorn’ (green, color A) and
1 skein in ‘Sagittarius’ (red, color B)

200 yds each of worsted weight yarn in two colors (400 yds total)
4.0mm / US 6 - 24” circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
3 stitch markers (1 different than the others)
Darning needle

Suggested alternative yarns: Sweetgeorgia Superwash Worsted, Anzula For Better or Worsted, Manos Del Uruguay Gloria,

20 sts x 28 = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch, unblocked