A cute cowl and mitts set with flirty kick pleats, “plaid” textured patterning, and mock tab closures to knit in three youth and adult sizes (S/M/L). Because these pieces work up quickly in the round using a clever combination of knits and purls, they make terrific traveling projects. The mitts have a sculpted thumb gusset to provide a snug fit.
Shown here: size medium in Breakfast Blend DK color Cream n Sugar
Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast DK, Stone Soup DK, Kent DK, Ginny K, Finn Dandy 3-ply Sport, Modern Deco Sport, Breakfast Blend DK, or any soft sport or DK yarn that knits to pattern gauge
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
cowl: 15(18, 21) inches around upper neck (buttoned) and 5(6.5, 6.5) inches in depth
mitts: 5.5(6, 7) inches in circumference to fit hands up to 6(7.5, 8.5) inches around palm
cowl 125 (150, 175)
mitts: 125 (150,175)
cowl: 3 round buttons that are approximately .375 inches/1 cm in diameter
mitts: 2 round buttons that are approximately .375 inches/1 cm in diameter
cowl: 21 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on smaller needle (knit flat; unblocked)
mitts: 26 sts and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on smaller needle (knit flat; unblocked)
cowl: size 6US (4.0 mm) circular needle for body (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 7US (4.5 mm) for hem and size 3US (3.25 mm) to knit button tabs
mitts: DPNs size 3US (3.25 mm) for body (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 4US (3.5 mm) for hem and size 2US (2.75 mm) for button tabs