Adenium by Tian Connaughton


September 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
436 - 545 yards (399 - 498 m)
Cowl – One Size; Hat – S (M, L, XL)
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Valley Yarns Designer Series presents Adenium, a matching hat-and-cowl set that’s perfect for keeping you warm all winter long. Knit using Amherst, a twisting pretzel-like cable, combined with garter stitch, creates the focal point of this set. Adenium makes excellent gifts for all your favorite people! The cowl is knit flat, and the short ends joined together, and the hat is knit from the bottom up in the round. Valley Yarns Amherst is a smooth worsted weight yarn that shows texture and stitch patterns beautifully and has a wide range of colors that are perfect for these projects. The cable patterns are charted and written out.

Hat Errata: Work in 2x2 rib for 2” before starting cable pattern.

Finished Measurements: Shown in size M in the hat

  • Cowl – 36” circumference and 8½” high
  • Hat – 17¾ (19½, 22¼, 24)” circumference and 8¾ (9¼, 9¾, 10½)” high

Yarn Requirements: Valley Yarns Amherst (100% Merino Wool; 50g/109yds)

  • Cowl – 2 balls shown in Harvest Gold
  • Hat – 2 (2, 3, 3) balls shown in Harvest Gold


  • Cowl – US 8 (5.00mm) single points and spare needle for 3-Needle Bind-Off
  • Hat – US 8 (5.00mm) 16” circular and DPNs

Gauge: 18 sts and 22 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, blocked