Hibernate or Nestle by Tif Neilan

Hibernate or Nestle

Knitting
March 2019
yarn held together
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in Herringbone stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
US 15 - 10.0 mm
220 - 550 yards (201 - 503 m)
adult
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Hibernate or Nestle

a wear-all-day fun cowl pattern for the transition between Seasons.

Hibernate is more of a Winter weight cowl, knit with bulky weight yarn (and / or worsted held together) it is a bit warmer & more fitted than Nestle.

Nestle is a bit looser in fit and slightly lighter weight. It comes in two size variations. Nestle standard size is similar in dimension to Hibernate. Nestle relaxed is a wider fit that can be pulled down over your shoulders if you wish. Knit with 2 strands of DK held together (it equates to Aran weight)

  • Directions for Hibernate and both Nestle variations are included with purchase - each as separate PDFs *

Nestle standard size Info: finished size post blocking (approx 13.5” height x 10.5” width at top of neck & 15.5” width across bottom)

Yardage Required: 436 yards of DK weight yarn

Needles and notions
US size 11 circular needle (24”)
US size 13 circular needle (24”) (or size needed to obtain gauge)
US size 13 circular needle (16”)
Stitch marker for beginning of round

Gauge info: 13 sts & 17 rows per 4” in 4x1 ribbing
16 sts & 12 rows per 4” in herringbone stitch

Nestle relaxed size info: finished size post blocking (approx 13.5” height x 13” width at top of neck & 18” width across bottom)

Needles and notions
US size 11 circular needle (24”)
US size 15 circular needle (24”) (or size needed to obtain gauge)
US size 15 circular needle (16”)

550 yards of DK weight yarn
NOTE: The sample cowl uses 2 skeins of one color and a single skein of a second color. The last 3” of the sample cowl was knit using 2 strands of the same color dk held together.

Stitch marker for beginning of round

Gauge info: 13 sts & 17 rows per 4” in 4x1 ribbing
16 sts & 12 rows per 4” in herringbone stitch

Hibernate size info: finished size post blocking approx: 11.5” height x 11” width across the neck and 16” width across the bottom

Needles and notions

US size 13 circular needle (24”)
US size 15 circular needle (24)
210 yards speckled bulky weight yarn
OR
105 yards bulky weight yarn & 210 yards of worsted to hold double
Stitch marker for beginning of round

Gauge info:
approx 12 sts & 16 rows per 4” in 4x1 ribbing
15 sts and 12 rows per 4” in herringbone stitch

A helpful tutorial video from Garnstudio for knitting herringbone in the round:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9RtHZHA81b0