I am freezing..all the time. My body was once very adjusted to this type of wind and miserable cold, when I lived in Syracuse and Buffalo. Technically, I think I now live in the south…so what is going on?!
This weekend I got caught up in the Malabrigo Rasta craze and walked around with a hank of the color Piedras on my neck (showing off a nifty knitless scarf). I finally took home two hanks last night and cranked out this set to match my new coat. The cowl is of my own creation..nothing super difficult. You can wear it folded over or straight up to cover more neck on super windy days.
by Danielle Romanetti
- US#17 (12.75 mm) double pointed needles
- One skein Malabrigo Rasta
- 2 yards silk ribbon
Cast on 48 stitches
Join to work in the round. Work in K3, P3 ribbing for 10 rows.
Work eyelet row: *K1, YO, K2tog, P1, YO, P2tog, repeat from * entire way around.
Continue in K3, P3 ribbing for another 10 rows. Bind off loosely.
Weave ribbon into eyelets and tie a bow.
Now the hat is another story…I didn’t write down everything that I did, so here is a loose “explanation,” like those recipes that say “add a dash of this and that.”
With US#15 16″ circular needles, cast on 36 stitches. Join to work in the round and work in K3, P3 ribbing for 7 rows.
Work increase round: K1, p1, m1, p1, k1, m1, repeat to end of round. Switch to larger needles: US#17
Continue in seed stitch until hat measures 6″
Shape Crown: (here is where it gets tricky..just be sure to continue the seed stitch whenever possible. With the decreases occurring, there are times when you might knit two stitches next to each other, etc but always work the purls from the previous row as knits and visa versa.
Work 3 stitches, K2tog, repeat around.
Work one round evenl
Work 2 stitches, K2tog, repeat around
Work one round evenly
Work 1 stitch, K2 tog, repeat around
Break yarn and draw through remaining stitches.