For this design, the twin-leaf lace panel serves as the hatband for a stylish cloche, as well as the focal point for a matching cowl. Although the same yarn is used for both pieces, they’re knitted at different gauges. A smaller needle is combined with twisted stitches to produce the stiff fabric necessary for the cloche to keep its shape; a larger needle is used to produce a flexible and snuggly fabric for the cowl.
Gift Set includes New Lace Knitting (pattern within) and selected yarn. This is a great early winter present for a knitter in your life.
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Any Aran Weight Yarn. Shown in Merino Silk Aran by SweetGeorgia Yarns (50% Silk / 50% Merino Wool; 100g/185yds): 3 Skeins
ALTERNATE YARN: Rios by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/210yds): 3 Skeins Rios is not an aran weight yarn but it is a favorite of Ravelers for this pattern. The kettle-dyed yarn is beautifully displayed within the lacework and has lots of depth.
ALTERNATE YARN: Lamb's Pride Worsted by Brown Sheep Co (85% Wool / 15% Mohair; 113g/190yds): 3 Skeins. Lamb's Pride worsted is a heathered yarn. While the overall color is consistent (no color pooling), there is different colors of fibers blended together.
NEEDLES: Cloche-Size US 6 / 4.0mm & US 7 / 4.5mm & US 8 / 5.0mm circular needles, & Double Points or size needed to obtain gauge; Cowl-US 8 / 5.0mm 24" & 32" circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, coil-less safety pins, tapestry needle. Blocking pins, mats. 1.5" buttons (2)
GAUGE: 24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in twisted stitch on smallest cloche needles
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Cloche-20" head circumference, Cowl-26" circumference x 17.5" wide
YARDAGE: 555 yds
Modeled images courtesy of Joe Hancock/Interweave Press