Haku cowl – pdf knitting pattern
Photo tutorials for beading with a crochet hook, or with needle and thread, are included. Charted as well as written instructions are provided.
Thanks to my wonderful testers, and to Kate Atherley for tech editing!
Skills used: Working in the round, increasing and decreasing, beading using a crochet hook or sewing needle (optional; tutorial included).
Size and gauge
One size: 48 cm / 19 in around at top, unstretched; 34 cm / 13.5 in high
30 sts x 32 rounds = 10 cm / 4 in square in dragonscale pattern, blocked.
You will need:
290 m / 320 yds of fingering weight yarn. Choose a yarn that is smooth and not strongly variegated, to show the stitch pattern. I recommend a silk blend for drape and sheen, to hold the blocking.
Sample uses Babylonglegs Semi-Precious (50% merino / 50% silk; 400 m / 437 yds per 100 g skein): 1 skein in Haematite.
3.25 mm / US3 circular needle 40 cm / 16 in long (or your preferred circulars for working small circumferences in the round)
At least 324 size 6 beads (optional) – be sure to buy extra beads, to account for lost, damaged or too small beads.
Very fine crochet hook (around 1 mm / US 10), or dental floss and a sewing needle, for beading
6 stitch markers