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Winter Warmers Collection (beret, cowl & mittens)

The Yarn Cafe
OneHandKnits
Knitting
September 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
7.0 mm
875 - 984 yards (800 - 900 m)
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Quick and versatile flip-top mittens, plaited cowl and a slouchy beret knit using DK weight yarn. Also sold separately by The Yarn Cafe.

The beret’s cabled brim is worked back and forth first, then joined together to give a platform for the plaited crown which is worked bottom-up, in-the-round. Pattern is written in full with charts as adjuncts for those who prefer them. Rated as easy.

Mittens are knit first as a back and forth cabled cuff, which is then joined together to give a platform for the in-the-round, plaited glove. They can be opened to release the fingers whilst keeping your hands toasty warm. Pattern is written in full with charts as adjuncts for those who prefer them. Rated as moderately difficult.

Cowl is knit in the round, requiring no seaming, and is stretchy enough to fit over head, yet fit snugly around the neck to keep out the winter chill. Instructions are written in full with adjunct charts. Suitable for beginners.

MATERIALS
50g Rooster Almerino DK in colour A (brim/ cuffs)
250g Rooster Almerino DK in colour B (hands/ crown)
100g Rooster Almerino DK/ Fyberspates Scrumptious DK in any colour
Or 350g total if all done in one colour
Pair 3.5mm single-point needles or as required to achieve the tension (Beret)
Set of five long 7mm double-pointed needles (or 80cm circulars if preferred) or as required to achieve the tension (Beret)
Set of five 3.5mm double-pointed needles or as required to achieve the tension (Mittens)
3.5mm medium length (60-80cm) circular needles or as required to achieve the tension (Cowl)
One large and one small cable needle

TENSION
Beret
28st x 32 rows = 10cm/ 4 inches over cable pattern A on 3.5mm needles (single strand)
21st x 20 rows = 10cm/ 4 inches over plait pattern B on 7mm needles (with the yarn held double)

Mittens
22st x 36 rows = 10cm/ 4 inches over stocking stitch on 3.5mm needles
36st x 36 rows = 10cm/ 4 inches over plait pattern C on 3.5mm needles

Cowl
20st x 32 rows = 10cm/ 4 inches over plait pattern E on 3.5mm needles

DIMENSIONS & SIZING
Beret
Two sizes. Pattern is written as for the small hat with alternate instructions for the larger size in brackets (). Both sizes are 25cm/ 10” deep. Small fits 41-56cm/ 16-22” head circumference. Large fits 56-71cm/ 22-28” head circumference.

Mittens
One size, for adult female hands. 25cm/ 10” long, 18cm/ 7” around cuff, up to 23cm/ 9” around the widest part of the hand. Mittens can be resized by increasing or decreasing the number of straight row repeats between cable rows and by increasing or decreasing the number of stitches picked up in multiples of four (one per dpn and excluding the 18st plait section).

Cowl
One size = 22.5cm/ 8.75” deep. A smaller cowl can be made by removing 2 purl st from each repeat (CO 147st) and reducing the number or rows between plaited rows.