Rainchaser Hat & Cowl by SweaterFreak

Rainchaser Hat & Cowl

January 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 57 rows = 4 inches
in Herringbone slip stitch with US#5 needle
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
300 - 450 yards (274 - 411 m)
see notes
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Rainchaser set uses a deceptively simple mosaic pattern where only one color is worked at any given point to create an illusion of stranded knitting. Three colors are used for a gentle ombre effect - I used my ever favorite cream to grey transition but this would work equally well for more colored choice.

The pattern includes both the hat and the cowl.

Cascade 220® Sport – 100% wool; 164 yards (150 meters) per 50 grams (1.76 ounces) skein;
Sample show in Color A(Natural), Color B(Silver) and Color C (Charcoal Heather)

Hat: 1 skein of each color;
Cowl: 1 skein of each color;
Both the hat and the cowl can be completed from 3 skeins with minimal leftovers.

Hat Circumference: 19” (21”, 23”)
Hat Depth: 8.15”(8.5”, 10.15”)
Cowl Circumference: 21”
Cowl Depth: 10”

US#3/3.25mm - 16”/40cm and US#5/3.75mm - 16”/40cm circular needles; US#4/3.50mm DPNs

6 markers (1 distinctly colored for end of the round), tapestry needle

24 sts/57 rows per 4” square with US#4/3.5mm needles blocked or size needle to obtain gauge in Herringbone pattern

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