Hakea Cowl PDF
Hakea Cowl by Ambah O'Brien is a fun way to play with colour. The contrasting slip stitch sections are easy to work; a single colour per round produces dramatic results. Use a colour-change yarn or make a scraptastic version by using those tiny leftovers you’ve been saving from a favourite project. Either way you’ll whiz through each round to get to the next colour and have a gorgeous cowl in no time. The slip stitch pattern reminds me of the spiky flowers of the Hakea plant, an Australian native of which there are many varieties. It’s well worth a google search if you are unfamiliar with these beautiful plants. The cowl is a generous funnel shape with a v-neck, easy to wear and perfect for layering.
Depth front (back): 16 (10.5)“/40 (26.5) cm
Width across top (bottom): 9 (17)”/22.5 (42.5) cm
Fingering/light sport weight
MC: 285 yd/260 m
CC: 206 yd/189 m
For the optional scraptastic version, use up small leftovers for each CC section. You’ll need approximately 19 yd/18 m for the largest CC sections, with the amount decreasing through the project.
Sample shown in:
Sunshine Yarns, Classic Sock (fingering weight, 100% superwash Merino, 425 yd/389 m per 115 g) MC: Ocean Depths, CC1 - 5: Hakea set
Sample has been knit with fourteen CC sections worked in this order: CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, CC5, CC4, CC3, CC2, CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, CC5, CC4.
US 5/3.75 mm circular needles for working in the round, or size required to obtain gauge
1 stitch marker, 1 removable stitch marker, tapestry needle
26 sts and 44 rounds = 4”/10 cm in Hakea Slip stitch, blocked
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