Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Misty Morning Cowl (and Matching Hat)

Easy Eyelet Cowl
My parents always get up at some Godforsaken hour to go for their daily walk.  
This does not change whether it is Summer or Winter and my Mum has often mentioned that she would like a warm hat and scarf to go walking in - for the cooler mornings of course.

Well, recently, it was her birthday and I knitted her a matching set.  The only problem is, it's the middle of summer.  We are expecting 40C in 2 days so I am afraid, she may have to wait a few months until she can wear them.

Both the patterns are super easy (and quick .. ).  I chose to knit the set in 8ply 'Denim' by Bendigo Woollen Mills.  The wool already has a 'lived-in' look.  Perfect for casual, everyday wear. This set is meant to be something that you throw on every morning and I wanted a very durable wool.

Mothers' day isn't far away so I shall save the gorgeous lacey knits until then.

Cowl Pattern

Using 4.5mm circulars, cast on 120 stitches.

Knit 10 rows in plain.
11th row:  Purl
12th row: YO, K2tog to the end of the row.

These 12 rows form the pattern.  Knit another 6 repeats.

After the final 12th row, knit the next row and then bind off.  This leaves an eyelet  edging at the top which looks very sweet.  

Hat Pattern

Cast on 90 stitches.
Knit 10 rows plain.
11th row: Purl
12th row: YO, K2tog to end.

Repeat these 12 rows twice more before you start the decreasing.

1st decreasing row:  Knit 8, K2Tog. Rpt to end of row
2nd: Knit
3rd: Knit 7, K2tog. Rpt to end of row
4th: Knit
5th: Knit 6, K2tog. Rpt to end of row
6th: Knit
7th: Knit 5, K2tog. Rpt to end of row
8th: Knit
9th: Knit 4, K2tog. Rpt to end of row
10th: Knit
11th: Knit 3, K2tog. Rpt to end of row
12th: Knit
13th: Knit 2, K2tog. Rpt to end of row
14th: Knit
15th: Knit 1, K2tog. Rpt to end of row
16th: Knit
17th: K2tog to end of row

Leaving a tail of yarn and using a yarn needle, thread the last remaining stitches and pull firmly and secure.  Weave in any threads and you are ready to go walking in those cold, misty mornings.

Misty Morning Cowl and Hat look good at any age .. 

More cowls and scarves from Fitzbirch

Happy Birthday Mum - Hope this keeps you warm in the cool mornings.

Happy Knitting,

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  1. How gorgeous and a lovely color. Happy birthday to your mom and I'm sure she will love your gift!Thanks so much for sharing!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

    1. Thanks Ana, it's lovely of you to come visit our blog again and we love to receive your messages - Deb

  2. This is so pretty! Thanks so much for the pattern. Happy b-day to your Mom. I love the yarn you chose. You should share at Transformed Tuesday. My readers would love to see. I'm a new follower. Hugs, Peggy

    1. Thanks so much Peggy. I've tried to add the link to Transformed Tuesday, but Linky Tools doesn't seem to want to co-operate. I'll have a try again a bit later, but in the meantime it's given me the chance to add your button to our link page and have a really good look around and follow your fabulous blog. Deb

  3. New follower on GFC, hoping to find craft inspirations! ~ Paula

    1. Thanks Paula for the visit and follow - Deb

  4. Thanks for the pattern, looks really great :-)) ♥

  5. Love this cowl and cap set. I want to make some for the VA Christmas gift shop. How many yards did it take for the set.

    1. Hello, I used 1 ball of Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply - 200g . This would have been under
      400m as I used a partly used ball of wool from my stash. I would estimate about 350m (about 380 yards). :-)

  6. Any chance you'll create a pattern page for this on Ravelry? I'd love to add it to my queue.

  7. Could this hat be made a bit smaller, say 77 to 80 sts. with a worsted weight yarn?


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