This Cowichan-inspired kit includes yarn and the pattern for matching hats and mittens, knitted circularly, in three sizes: Large Child, Medium to Large Adult, Extra-Large Adult. (See separate kit for Small Child.) The pattern has theory boxes, tutorial photographs, charts, a list of abbreviations, and a book list for further reading.
Featured Techniques: Avoiding the purl crescent in ribbing, weaving with 2 yarns in the right hand.
Gauge: Knitted at 14 stitches per 4 inches, these projects are quick and fun to make!
Sizes: 4-6 years: Small- See this kit (8 years to Small Adult: Medium, Medium to Large Adult: L, Extra-Large Adult:-Extra Large)
Circumference: 6 (7, 8, 9)”/ 15 (17.75, 20.25, 22.75) cm
Length: 7 (8.5, 10.5, 11.5)”/ 17.75 (21.5, 26.5, 29.25) cm
Sizes: 18 months to 4 years: Small (4 years to small adult: Medium, medium adult: Large, large adult: Extra-Large)
Circumference: 19.5 (20.5, 21.75, 23)” / 49.5 (52, 55.5, 58.25) cm
Length with ribbing turned up: 8 (9, 10, 11)”/ 20 (22, 25, 28) cm
Yarn: The kit includes 4 skeins of yarn to complete a hat and set of mittens. Each size features a different motif, used in both the hat and the mittens. I have chosen Brown Sheep Company’s Lamb’s Pride Bulky for these designs, as this yarn is a single-ply like the original yarns. The yarn used is a blend of 15% mohair and 85% wool and approximates the weight used for the traditional Cowichan sweaters (albeit a bit thinner than the traditional). The colors are in the brown range, Sandy Heather, Sable, and Cream.
Needles: All you need is a set of US size 10.5 double pointed needles and a 16″ circular needle.
Notions: Stitch markers, a stitch holder, and a tapestry needle.