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.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Spirit Trail Holda, Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast DK, Shilasdair Luxury DK, Posh Emily, Skein Queen Plushness, Elann Luxury Marl, Plucky Knitter Merino Angora Cashmere Sport, Lush Yarn Superlush, GGH Tajmahal, Simply Shetland Lambswool & Cashmere, Rowan RYC Cashsoft Baby DK, or any soft sport or DK yarn that knits to pattern gauge
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)Needles:
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