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Robyn Gallimore

for Red Bird Knits   2015

Winter's Better

Obsessed with linen stitch and colour, Winter's Better combines all that is good!

Winter’s Better when you are warm and wrapped in a beautifully hand dyed cowl. Linen stitch, two-colour knitting, finished off with a knitted picot cast-off worked in a multi-colour yarn lighten up the dark days of a snowy dreary winter. It’s all about colour here (and some textural changes to show off the colours in the yarn).

Winter’s Better: when you are warm; when you are wrapped in colour; when you are knitting; when you are working with a hand dyed yarn…

Koigu = Gorgeous!

Pattern Detail

  • linen stitch and stranded sections are both charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • fall/winter
  • no sewing, circular
  • cowl is 21 1/2 inches around and 9 inches deep
  • digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.75 mm
    • US 2
    • 30.0 over pattern
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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