Sharav by Ranée Mueller

Sharav

Knitting
December 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded Chart, Blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
290 - 380 yards (265 - 347 m)
Infant (Adult)
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A Sharav is a hot, dry eastern wind. It brings dust and sand, blowing across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. This hooded cowl, or balaclava, knit in one piece, mostly in the round, from the bottom up will protect you from any wind, not just the hot ones. With the cowl up on your face, it can even shield you from blowing dust or ice particles. The stranded color work evokes the geometric art of the Middle East and just might give you better visibility in a storm.

This is a great design for using smaller leftovers from other projects. I was able to purchase mill ends of the sample yarn at a great discount, but would not have wanted to buy full skeins of all of the contrast colors. Here is a way to put your stash and leftovers to good use! Just make sure the yarns are similar in weight, fiber content, and washing requirements.

Materials: approximately 210 (275) yards / 195 (255) meters sport weight yarn in Main Color (MC)

40 (55) yards / 40 (50) meters sport weight yarn in Contrast Color 1 (CC1)

10 (10) yards / 10 (10) meters sport weight yarn in Contrast Color 2 (CC2)

10 (15) yards / 10 (15) meters sport weight yarn in Contrast Color 3 (CC3)

10 (15) yards / 10 (15) meters sport weight yarn in Contrast Color 4 (CC4)

10 (15) yards / 10 (15) meters sport weight yarn in Contrast Color 5 (CC5)

Finished Measurements: approximate circumference of 15.75 (21) inches / 39 (52.5) cm on cowl and hat

Skills Required: Knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, chart reading, casting on in the middle of a round.

Color work is only charted, with the pattern instructions written.

This pattern was supported in part by the Eat.Sleep.Knit. Pattern Academy Design Fellowship. More information is available at http://www.eatsleepknit.com/patternacademy