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TEMPESTAS, Roman Goddess of weather.

33% of the profits
from this pattern will be donated to Climate Feedback. Know the true facts in climate news!

Tempestas is the result of a wonderful collaboration between myself and the dedicated team of The Tempestry Project in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Pattern release and KAL schedule
March 1st: Intro Pattern release.
This is the Intro release with all the information regarding yardage, gauge etc for your cowl. It also includes a link to my video tutorials for all the brioche skills you will need for this project. Why not start practicing? ;)

March 11th at 11:00 (EST):  Full Pattern Release.
The full pattern will be released at 11:00 on March 11th. You will be sent an email and the pattern file will be updated in your Ravelry library. Then we can all cast on together.

March 11th to 19th: Join the Tempestas KAL
The KAL will be held in my Ravelry Group and on Instagram #tempestascowl #tempestasKAL

Cast On: Noon on March 11th (EST)

Bind Off: Noon on March 19th (EST)

Prize Giving: March 19th  - shortly after noon. 

Be sure to pop by the KAL thread and say Hi!


The Tempestry Project gather temperature data and create fabulous weaving and knit/crochet pieces of work to show how the planet's temperature is on the up. They have exhibited in multiple museums across the U.S. to show their Climate Change temperature tapestries, or Tempestries.
I wanted to create a fun quick knitting pattern that depicted these Tempestries on a smaller scale and the result is Tempestas.

Tempestas is a fast top-down two colour brioche cowl project, that I hope will bring some climate thinking and new brioche skills into your knitting world. There are several colour palettes (kits) to choose from the 100% U.S. sourced merino, milled & dyed in Pennsylvania exclusively for The Tempestry Project.



SIZE: One Size
Finished circumference at top A: 60cm/ 24”
Finished circumference at bottom B: 90cm/ 36”
Finished Height C: 31.25cm/ 12.5”

Tempestry Worsted Yarn 100g (201m/ 220yds, 100% Merino).
Sample shown in New Normal Temperature colours (see below for yarn details).

New Normal Kit:
MC: Albedo (light blue-grey), 100g/ 201m/ 220yds
CC1: Embers (burgundy), 10g/ 20m/ 22yds
CC2: Cayenne (red), 10g/ 20m/ 22yds
CC3: Coral (orange-pink), 12g/ 24m/ 26yds
CC4: Dawn (yellow), 13g/ 27m/ 29yds
CC5: Typhoon (aqua), 14g/ 29m/ 31yds
CC6: River (blue), 28g, 56m/ 62yds

Equatorial Kit:
MC: Nimbus (grey), 100g/ 201m/ 220yds
CC1 Molten (purple)
CC2 Berry (raspberry)
CC3 Cayenne (red)
CC4 Watermelon (red-pink)
CC5 Sunspot (orange)
CC6 Marigold (yellow)

Temperate Kit
MC: Nimbus (grey), 100g/ 201m/ 220yds
CC1 Aspen Grove (mustard)
CC2 Dawn (yellow)
CC3 Fern (light green)
CC4 Moss (Kerry green)
CC5 Evergreen (Green)
CC6 Thaw (green-blue)

Polar Kit
MC: Albedo (light blue-grey), 100g/ 201m/ 220yds
CC1 Frost (light blue)
CC2 Tarn (dark blue)
CC3 Permafrost (navy blue)
CC4 Midnight (midnight blue)
CC5 Wisteria (purple)
CC6 Penumbra. (aubergine)

- Size 4.5mm / US 7 circular needle, 40-60cm / 16-24” length (or size needed to obtain gauge).
Tapestry/Darning needle
Stitch markers: 6

15 sts x 20 rnds = 10cm x 10cm (4”x 4”) in two colour brioche worked in the round after blocking.
Tip: Please swatch in MC and CC6. An extra 8g of MC and CC6 has been included in the yarn requirements for those yarns.

Tempestas is worked in one piece, from the top down. Hidden increases in the garter sections allow for the shaping without using Brioche sts for the increases. The final section welcomes you into the brioche world of increases and decreases.
Full video instruction for two colour brioche, fixing brioche errors (links under Techniques on page 3) and each of the brioche increase, and decreases stitches is included in this pattern (links under Brioche Abbreviations on page 3).
The final brioche section is charted on page 6.
Finally, the cowl is finished with an elastic bind off.

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