February 10, 2016

New Pattern Release: Pyramus Beret and Thisbe Cowl

The tall, skinny cables in this matching hat and cowl resemble the crack in the wall through which star-crossed lovers Pyramus and Thisbe communicated. The length of the cowl provides warmth as well as a nice drape so it can be worn comfortably. The beret is knit from the top down in the round. The patterns are both fully written out and charted, so you can use whichever type of instruction works best for you.

Yarn
Malabrigo Arroyo (100% superwash Merino wool, 335 yds/306 m per 100 g); 1 skein for each project; samples use colorway Reflecting Pool; or 300 yds (274 m) of another sport weight yarn for each project

Beret Materials
US 6 (4 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needle plus DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needle, or one size smaller than needle to obtain gauge
Cable needle
6 stitch markers (one different to mark beginning of round)

Cowl Materials
US 6 (4 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Cable needle
Stitch marker

Gauge
22 stitches and 40 rounds over 4” (10 cm) in stockinette in the round on larger needles, blocked

Finished Measurements
Beret: 20” (51 cm) circumference and 11.5” (29 cm) diameter
Cowl: 29” (73.5 cm) circumference and 6.5” (16.5 cm) tall

Skills Needed
Beret: knitting in the round, working cables, increases (kfb, M1L, M1R), Emily Ocker’s cast on (video tutorial available)
Cowl: knitting in the round, working cables

Credits
Thank you to the women of Stitch Definition, who provided photography (Anne Podlesak), tech editing (Maureen Hannon), and graphic design/layout (Elizabeth Green Musselman).


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