The Minimalist by Winter's Weather Knits

The Minimalist

April 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
246 - 383 yards (225 - 350 m)
S (M, L)
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An artist’s mind is usually chaos. It’s chaos being slowly sorted into something beautiful that flows out of a pen, a paintbrush, or even a pair of needles. My mind is constantly in search of the next great idea--something more innovative, extravagant, and impressive. This style of pointed cowl became my main canvas over the years. It’s what I have fallen in love with, and what I have become known for. But when you make multiple of something, it becomes a challenge to make each one unique. There’s always a push to outperform the last design. This time, rather than adding more complexities, I decided to take it back to the basics. Simple stockinette, made special with the halo of brushed suri--the ultimate form of organized chaos.

This one is for the people who strive for simplicity in a complex world. It’s an incredibly soothing knit, perfect for binge-watching your favourite show, or for when you can only knit 10 minutes at a time. Find comfort in the fact that you can pause in the middle of a row, knowing you can pick it up and continue at any time.

There are 3 sizes included in the pattern.
S (M, L)
19 (23, 27)” / 48.5 (58.5, 68.5) cm cowl top circumference
25 (29, 33)” / 63.5 (73.5, 83.5) cm cowl base circumference
18 (19.5, 21)” / 45.5 (49.5, 53.5) cm height at front
11 (11, 11)” / 28 (28, 28) cm height at back

The pattern is knit with merino and suri held together.

Alternatively, it can be knit with 225 (285, 370) m/ 246 (312, 405) yds each of fingering weight yarns held together, or a single strand of worsted weight yarn.

Please be advised that yarn requirements and finished size measurements are approximate. Actual values may vary based on garment size, yarn, needle size, and gauge.

Size: S
Needles: US 6.0 (4.0 mm)
Yarn: Knitting For Olive - Merino, “Rust” and The Fibre Co. - Cirro, Celestial”

This pattern requires knowledge of:

  • Reading patterns with multiple size options
  • Knitting flat
  • Joining and knitting in the round
  • Yarnovers
  • Slipping stitches
  • Increases and decreases

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