Handspun Cloister Hood by Sharon Barnes

Handspun Cloister Hood

August 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
455 yards (416 m)
one size
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A custom blend of natural and dyed fibers from a mini mill spins up into a round three-ply yarn, making the cable details pop in this fetching hood.


  • Fiber 10 oz custom-carded roving blend of 80% Bluefaced Leicester/20% alpaca.
  • Yarn 3-ply; 455 yd; 695 ypp; 11 wpi; DK weight.
  • Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
  • Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); smooth waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle.

Gauge 17 sts and 25 rows = 4” in St st.
Finished Size 17-1/2” from front to back at top edge, 38-1/2” from top to end of tippet.