Snell (old Scots for ‘intensely cold’)
Wrap up against the cold winter winds. This sumptuous cowl combines two luxurious fibres in a reversible textured stitch, creating a warm and versatile cowl. Wrap it around your neck or pull it up and over your head. Snell is bound to keep you warm and toasty this winter.
Double knitting weight wool, 100grams each in 2 different shades. Sample is shown in:
Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sturdy Splendor (DK; 75% Merino, 25% silk; 250m / 273 yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Dove; 1 x 100g skein (Colour A)
Ginger’s Hand Dyed Humming (DK; 55% Alpaca 25% Merino, 20% nylon; 250m / 273 yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Downton; 1 x 100g skein (Colour B)
4mm / US 6 circular needle 40cm / 16in (80cm / 32in) length
5.5mm / US 9 circular needle 40cm / 16in (80cm / 32in) length
One stitch marker
20 sts and 36 rows to 10cm / 4” in reverse stocking stitch knitted in the round, blocked, using smaller needles.
20 sts and 40 rows to 10cm / 4” in slipped stitch pattern knitted in the round, blocked, using larger needles.
Finished circumference (unstretched): 65 (130) cm / 26 (51)”
Finished height: 20cm / 8”
Height can be adjusted to suit yardage and desired length.
Short size uses approximately 50g of each colour.
This pattern is designed to make the most of your yardage from two special single skeins. It is important to weigh your skeins before you start knitting. Once the hem has been created, you will know how much yarn can be used for the body.
The hems are worked as the piece is knitted, so there is no sewing involved.