Looking Glass Hats and Cowl by Rose Beck

Looking Glass Hats and Cowl

October 2010
yarn held together
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
100 - 160 yards (91 - 146 m)
fits medium to large adult
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Looking Glass is a set of three patterns: worsted and chunky hats and a worsted cowl.

“MUST a name mean something?” Alice asked doubtfully.
“Of course it must,” Humpty Dumpty said with a short laugh: “MY name means the shape I am--and a good handsome shape it is, too. With a name like yours, you might be any shape, almost.”

--Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll

This trio of handsome, textured accessories is named after the “Pier-Glass” pattern from Barbara Walker’s A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. A pier glass is a tall mirror put on a wall between two windows, often with shape and design to match the windows. Undulating diamonds reminiscent of framed mirrors decorate these fun knits.

Both written and charted instructions are provided for all three patterns.

Skill level: Intermediate. Special stitches are explained and include right twist, left twist, and p2togtbl (for the chunky hat only). A photo tutorial of p2togtbl is provided in the pattern. A cable needle is not needed.

Worsted hat uses 130 yds.
--Gold sample used The Plucky Knitter Superwash Merino Worsted in Honey Wilkes.
--Purple sample used The Plucky Knitter Merino Alpaca Silk Worsted in Grandma’s Lilacs.

Chunky hat uses 100 yds chunky yarn or 200 yds dk held double.
--Blue sample used madelinetosh Tosh DK (held double) in Baltic.
--Green sample used Malabrigo Chunky in Emerald.

Cowl has two sizes (16” or 19”) which use 130 or 160 yds worsted, respectively.
--Grey (large) sample used Malabrigo Yarn Twist in Pearl Ten.