Alberta Cowl by Woolly Hooligan

Alberta Cowl

July 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1000 yards (914 m)
one size
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

If you purchase both the patterns : “ Alberta cowl” and “ Alberta hat” the combined price is $7.50.

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First and for most I am influenced by the fiber, I feel it’s the fiber itself that dictates what it will become. The pattern is secondary and it comes from my every day. The combo is usually dear to my heart, as I express who I am through my knitting. Hope you enjoy this homage to my home here in Alberta.

Its spring here in Calgary, finally, and blooms are appearing. They are fighting their way for the brief warmth of the sun. The queen of the mountainous prairies, the Alberta Wild Rose. It grows here everywhere, growing wild, establishing its superiority over other plants with a strong domineering prickly bush. The petals of this flower are so gentle and fragile in their subtle pinkish appearance, it’s almost hard to believe it flourishes in this unforgiving climate.

This hat/cowl is a representation of my love for this symbolic provincial flower. My undying love for nature is evident. Coming across this fiber was serendipitous, as this is my first collaboration with Mad Tosh, and hopefully not the last. This fiber rustic nature but delicate form is perfect for this project as it mirrors the qualities of both plants beautifully.

Sizes: One size fit all.

Finished Measurements: Circumference 30 in(77 cm), Height 7.5 in (19cm)

Gauge: 26sts/34 rows in 10 cm/4 in blocked swatch in colorwork pattern. Using size 3 US (3mm) needles.

It is common to have tighter gauge with stranded knitting than St st. Please make sure you achieve same gauge when knitting both. Adjust needle size as needed.

Yarn: TML+Tweed by Mad Tosh is a 90% Super Wash Merino wool / 8% viscose / 2% nylon, fingering weight, single-ply, 420 yards/384 meters per skein.

Amounts: 1 skein each of:
• MC :Coquette-Deux (flowers).
• CC1: Dirty Panther (grey),
• CC2: Joshua Tree (vine),
With enough left over for the hat pattern.

Notes about construction: Knitted bottom up, in the round, in 1 piece. Ends are grafted/seamed together at end.

• size 3US (3 mm) circular needles with 20” (50cm) cable,
• 1 stitch marker to denote BOR, optional additional markers to denote each chart repeat
in a different colour,
• Darning needle.

Skills required:

• Working stranded knitting technique from chart,
• Seaming/grafting stockinette stitch.