Dyade by Vanessa Smith
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November 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
355 - 430 yards (325 - 393 m)
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Accessorize in style this winter with a cozy, oversized cowl and matching fingerless mitts that feature a unique lace stitch pattern coupled with twisted ribbing. This set is quick to knit, and even easier to size, making it perfect for last minute gift knitting - or yourself, of course!

Pattern includes:

  • Cover & end pages consisting mostly of pictures
  • 2 full pages of clear, rnd by rnd written and charted instruction; 1 page each for cowl and mitts for less page flipping and more knitting! (Also makes this pattern more print friendly!) :)
  • 1/2 page with guidelines on resizing mitts beyond the suggestion of adjusting gauge.

Materials & Gauge:
Yarn: 1 {2} skeins Fiberphile Merino Cashmere Sock (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 375 yds per 115g skein), or approximately 355 yds/325 m {430 yds/393 m} of any fingering weight yarn. Mitts will need approx. 140 yds (128 m) as written; Cowl will need approx. 215 yds/197 m {290 yds/265 m,}
Needles: For cowl, US 6 (4 mm) 16” {24”} circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge; For mitts, US 1 (2.25 mm) set of double pointed needles or 40” or longer circular needle for magic looping.
Gauge: For cowl, 22 sts and 18 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in twisted rib, slightly stretched OR blocked; For mitts, 28.5 sts and 48 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in st st, unblocked

Sizes & Finished Measurements:
Cowl, lightly blocked: Small {Medium}. 12”/30.5 cm {13.5”/34.25 cm} wide, 9.5”/24 cm {10”/25.5 cm} tall when laid flat. 24”/61 cm {27”/68.5 cm} around. Size easily modified by simply increasing or decreasing stitch count as noted in pattern.

Mitts: One size. 3.25” (8 cm) wide, 7” (18 cm) tall when laid flat, unstretched. 6.5” (16.5 cm) circumference. Shown on hand that measures 7.5” (19 cm) around knuckles. 1” negative ease intended. Adjust needle size as needed to achieve gauge or to size mitts up or down.

Important note for those modifying the cowl to have less than 2 repeats of the lace chart: As one wonderful test knitter did, you may want to omit some rows from the second chart repeat for an eternity scarf variation of the cowl. If so, the twisted ribbing may need to be slightly adjusted after your last chart rnd worked. Work the twisted ribbing normally if your last chart rnd was either 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, or 31. Work your twisted rib as (p1, k1tbl) across if your last lace rnd was any other odd numbered rnd not listed here, to ensure that the lace lines up with the ribbing as intended.