Sweet Peas by Alla Saenko

Sweet Peas

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Sweet Peas includes two accessories for your little girl: a tam and a matching cowl. The hat is worked seamlessly in the round starting at the band and requires minimal finishing. The stitch pattern elements used in the hat design echo the look of the stitch patterns used in the cowl design.

The main part of the cowl is worked sideways, then the ends of the knitted piece are grafted together to make a seamless loop. The bands are knitted on in the round from picked up stitches. This creates the A-line shape of the cowl to stay comfortably over the shoulders if worn as capelet. As an added bonus, this accessory is completely reversible. The cowl’s stitch patterns look different, but equally attractive, on both sides of the fabric, so you will never have to worry about it being worn wrong side out.

Materials:
5mm/US #7, 16”(40 cm) circular needle or DPNs, or size to obtain gauge;
5.5/US #9, 16”(40 cm) circular needle or/and DPNs, or size to obtain gauge;
5.5mm/US #9, 24”(60 cm) circular needle, or size to obtain gauge;
stitch marker; tapestry needle

Suggested Yarn:
A worsted or aran weight yarn to obtain gauge.
The samples are made with Filatura Di Crosa Alpaca; 218 yards (199 meters), 50 grams (1.76 ounces); the yarn held double.
For a set in sizes XS and S you will need 6 balls of such yarn, 3 balls in each colour; for sizes M and L you will need 8 balls, 4 balls in each colour.

Skill Level: Intermediate.