Nannys Crown by Deb Hoss

Nannys Crown

November 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
23.6 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Mock English Rib without stretching
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
325 yards (297 m)
17" / 43.2 cm circumference at neckline, extending 22¼" / 56.5 cm from hemline to end.
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Introducing Nanny’s Crown, a hooded cowl that revealed itself quite unexpectedly during some recent collar experiments. This design is worked bottom up from the shoulder edge of its cowl to the top of its hood. Beginning in the round, stitches are split at the chin and worked flat to the end. Subtle shaping is made at the center back line of its hood, where stitches are finally split and joined by grafting (or by 3-needle BO). Bulky weight alpaca yarn worked in Mock English Rib is soft and cushy and lighter than air – a pleasure to wear. It’s a quick and fun project too. Enjoy!

17” / 43.2 cm circumference at neckline, extending 22¼“ / 56.5 cm from hemline to end.

Shown in Herriot Great by Juniper Moon (100% alpaca; 131 yds /120 m per 100 g skein);
color – Misty River/Light Steel Blue, #101; 3 skeins or, for comparable yarn, approximately 325 yds / 300 m.
I always have a little extra on-hand for swatching.

US9 / 5.5 mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 16” / 40 cm circular (for cowl)
• 1 24” / 60 cm circular or 1 pair straight (to manage hood sts, worked flat)
US8 / 5.0 mm (one size smaller than above)
• 1 24” / 60 cm circular (for trim)

• Stitch markers
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle

23.6 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm in Mock English Rib without stretching

Long-tail CO, circular knitting, decreasing (ssk, k2tog, p2tog, p2tog tbl) and grafting or 3-needle BO.

6 page PDF includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, instructional links, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.