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Patience Cowl

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Designed especially with mini-skein advent calendars in mind, the Patience Cowl will work equally well with larger or smaller mini-skeins or with leftover yarn (5g, 10g or 20g mini-skeins). It is fab for fade-effect yarns, speckles or variegated yarn too.

I love Advent … I think I might even like it more than Christmas day itself! There’s something special about the anticipation, and the waiting, which is why the pattern is called Patience.

Work on a section of your cowl every day on the run up to Christmas: it will seem like such a little thing, but if you spend a small amount of time each day, you will have created a wonderful knitted accessory by the 25th December.

Pattern includes full written instructions, ideas of how to organise your mini-skeins/leftover yarn, photographs, a schematic and has been tech-edited.

Patience is a striped cowl worked in the round, beginning with a band of 2x2 rib. For the main body of the cowl, two-thirds is worked in stocking stitch and one-third in a ‘swirl’ of reverse stocking stich that moves around the cowl as you progress. The one-round striping of the mini-skeins creates a wonderful fade effect.

4ply / fingering-weight of approx. 400m / 437 yds per 100g in one of the following mini-skein options:
  • 5 x 20g mini-skeins
  • 10 x 10g mini-skeins
  • 20+ x 5g mini- skeins (for example in a mini-skein advent calendar)
Purple/Blue Version: 5 x 20g / 85 m, Rusty Ferret Yarn, Futret Doll, Blue Moon Set (4ply / fingering-weight; 425 m / 465 yds per 100g skein; 75% superwash Merino, 25% nylon)
Multi-Coloured Version: 25 x 5g / 21 m, Cuddlebums, Melted Crayon Minis Spectrum, (4ply/fingering; 400 m / 437 yds per 100g skein; 75% Merino, 25% nylon)

20 sts x 45 rnds = 10 cm / 4” measured over stocking stitch, in the round, on larger needles, after blocking
3.00mm / US 2 circular needle, 80 cm / 32” length
3.25mm / US 3 circular needle, 80 cm / 32” length
6 stitch markers (one in a different colour to mark the beginning of the round)

Two Sizes (see schematic in photos for details):
Medium (100g of 4ply/fingering-weight yarn in 20g or 10g minis)
Large (125g of 4ply/fingering-weight yarn in 5g minis)

photo tutorial

First published Nov 2018
You will get a PDF (2MB) file

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