Hermes 3000 by Shannon Okey

Hermes 3000

July 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
One size, easily adjusted
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Why Hermes 3000? After the first sample was knit, the colors reminded me of the keys on my vintage Swiss Hermes 3000 typewriter (see photo). After acquiring that model plus an even older Olympia from a family estate sale I’m honestly getting the collector bug (help!). This cowl is simple to knit but is an excellent way to exercise control over color dominance and how you carry yarn for stranded knitting. It would also be a great stashbusting/scrappy pattern!

Sample knit by AlisonESSR