Ward off the chill with either of Greyhaven’s size options — the cozy, one-skein neckwarmer version, or the luxurious versatility of the slouchy style. Either way, written and charted directions, plentiful photos and helpful tips included in the pattern for newer knitters make Greyhaven an enjoyable knit and a speedy solution for last-minute gifting.
Inspired by the lush imagery of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series, the design is based on a simple arched, leafy stitch pattern with it’s gracefully sculpted shape worked seamlessly into a lovely layering piece.
The smaller size is easy to tuck into a coat collar, and the slouchy version can be worn many ways including draped simply around the neck, folded over double, pulled up as an impromptu hood or pinned closed, and makes an especially nice gift when presented with a pretty brooch.
The Greyhaven Cowl pattern may be purchased alone or as part of a two-piece set including the Greyhaven Hat. Both the hat and cowl patterns offer charted as well as written instructions.
10 stitches and 16 rounds = 2” in blocked pattern stitch
20 stitches = 4” in blocked stockinette stitch
The Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted 75% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 5% Nylon; 200 yards/ 183m per 100g skein; 1 skein
Gray cowl shown in color High Cotton, plum cowl shown in color Vanity
Needles for working in the round, in size needed to achieve stated gauge
It may be necessary to adjust needle size to achieve gauge.
INTERMEDIATE SKILLS USED
Working in the round, yo, ssk, k2tog, sk2p
“Guided by the Lonely Star, beyond the utmost harbour-bar, I’ll find the heavens fair and free, and beaches of the Starlit Sea. Ship my ship! I seek the West, and fields and mountains ever blest. Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the star above my mast!”
-Bilbo’s Last Song (at the Grey Havens) by J.R.R. Tolkien