Mandarinfish Cowl & Hat Bundle by Anne Kuo Lukito
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Mandarinfish Cowl & Hat Bundle

Knitting
December 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in pattern.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
330 - 600 yards (302 - 549 m)
Cowl: Snug (Loose, Extra Loose)
This pattern is available from annekuolukito.com for $10.00.


Inspired by the bold colors found in nature and the beauty of hand-dyed yarns, I sought to create a fun colorwork piece that looks much harder than it actually is. Narrow Stockinette stitch pinstripes and slipped stitches create color patterns that pop without the fuss of stranded colorwork or intarsia.

Mandarinfish Cowl and Hat are worked in the round from bottom-up, one color at at time. The zig-zag columns of color are created through a combination of slipped and twisted stitches. This fun, slightly slouchy and quick-knit hat adds pizzaz to your wardrobe.

If you’d like to purchase the patterns separately, here are the listings: Mandarinfish Hat, Mandarinfish Cowl

*Cowl sample worked in size Loose and Hat sample worked Medium/Large using Sweet Georgia Superwash DK (100% superwash merino; 256 yds; 115g ); 1 skein each of MC: glacier; CC: pumpkin. Note: If you’ve purchased both the Mandarinfish Cowl and the coordinating Mandarinfish Hat, both projects can be worked using 1 skein of each color in the sample yarn in any combination of the following sizes: Cowl - Snug, Loose; Hat - Small, Medium/Large, X-Large.*


SIZES/ FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • Cowl: Snug (Loose, Extra Loose); Circumference: 23.25 (35.00, 46.50)”/ 59 (89, 118)cm, Height: 9.75”/ 25cm

  • Hat: Small (Medium/Large, X-Large); Head Circumference: 17.5 (20.25, 23.25)”/ 44.5 (51.5, 59)cm, fits heads up to 19.5 (22.25, 25.25)”/ 49.5 (56.5, 64)cm

MATERIALS

  • Cowl: DK weight yarn in a wool or wool blend. Approxi-mately, MC: 105 (158, 210)yds/ 96 (144.5, 192)m; CC: 103 (155, 206)yds/ 94 (141.5, 188.5)m
  • Hat: DK weight yarn in a wool or wool blend.Approximately, MC: 58 (77, 88.00)yds/ 53 (70.5, 80.5)m; CC: 60 (78, 89)yds/ 55 (71.5, 81.5)m
  • US 3/ 3.5mm 20 (32, 40)”/50 (80, 100)cm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 2/ 2.75mm 20 (32, 40)”/ 50 (80, 100)cm circular needles, or 1-2 sizes smaller than gauge needles
  • Stitch markers, removable stitch markers
  • Darning needle

GAUGE

22 sts and 34 rnds = 4”/ 10cm in pattern using larger needles. It’s important to work gauge swatch in the rnd and block for proper sizing and fit.

OTHER PATTERN DETAILS

  • Available in several different sizes
  • Pattern has been professionally tested and edited
  • Clear, concise instructions with diagrams
  • Instructions for several accessory options.
  • 8 pages, full color with active links
  • Pattern enabled for notations on e-readers