Black Forest Hat & Cowl Set by Mone Dräger

Black Forest Hat & Cowl Set

September 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in illusion patt.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
654 yards (598 m)
Hat: M and L; cowl: one size (see notes)
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The Black Forest Hat and Cowl are worked in illusion knitting (also known as shadow knitting), a technique which changes the look of the knit depending on the viewer’s perspective. The effect of the diagonal stripes which appear when looking at the fabric from the right angle, is created by the placement of knit and purl stitches. Illusion knitting is worked with one colour at a time and there is a minimum of two contrasting colours required.

The hat and cowl are both worked in the round from the bottom up.

Size and measurements
Hat: M and L to fit head circumference of approximately 50 (56) cm 19.75 (22)”, 20.75 cm (8.25”) high with brim folded up.
Cowl: one size with a circumference of approximately 56 cm (22”) and 21.5 cm (8.5”) high.

DK weight yarn with a yardage of approximately 200 m (218 yds) per 100 g in at least two contrasting colours:
The Hat requires approximately 55 m (60 yds) in main colour and a total of 36 m (39 yds) in contrast colour(s); as shown 12 m (13 yds) each in three colours.
The cowl requires approximately 44 m (48 yds) in main colour and a total of 39 m (42 yds) in contrast colour(s); as shown 13 m (14 yds) each in three colours.
Used in the samples: HiKoo Llamor in #1702 coal, 3 balls; #1701 stone, #1706 light grey, and #1700 snow, 1 ball each.

Needles and notions
3.5 mm / US size 4 DPNs or circular needle(s), for your preferred way to knit in the round
1 stitch marker, tapestry needle.

20 sts /38 rows = 10 cm/4” measured over illusion pattern, blocked
20 sts / 34 rows = 10 cm/4”measured over k2, p2 ribbing, blocked