Kismet Cowl by Tif Neilan

Kismet Cowl

Knitting
May 2020
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Fingering
+ Fingering
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on US 10 needle
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
1095 - 1260 yards (1001 - 1152 m)
One size (with customizable length) Finished dimensions measured flat: 9” / 23 cm width measured at collar 13” / 33 cm top to bottom “height” 28” / 71 cm width measured at bottom hem
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The Kismet Cowl / capelet two-in-one features a herringbone collar, a single wide cable and lends itself to many color combination possibilities! Knit holding multiple strands of fingering / sock weight yarn together to create a marled effect. You are encouraged to mix and match with tonals & speckles.

Yarn in Sample: Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock
Colorways: Rusting Earth, Stone Eater and Obelisk

Suggested Yarn & Requirements
Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock
MC 1 395 yards / 361 meters
CC 1 375 yards / 343 meters
CC 2 325 yards / 297 meters

Size
One size (with customizable length)
Finished dimensions measured flat:
9” / 23 cm width measured at collar
13” / 33 cm top to bottom “height”
28” / 71 cm width measured at bottom hem

Suggested Needles & Notions
Size US 10 / 6 mm, 24” and 32” circulars
Size US 11 / 8 mm, 24” and 32” circulars
OR sizes needed to obtain gauge
Optional: (1) Size US 9 / 5.5 mm needle
(for LHN while working herringbone stitch if using Interchangeable needles).
Distinct BOR marker, plus 4 additional markers
Cable needle
Darning needle to weave in ends

Gauge
19 sts/ 20 rows per 4” / 10 cm herringbone stitch
15 sts / 18 rows per 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch

Herringbone Stitch Note
When knitting herringbone, it is recommended to use a needle size larger than might be typical for a particular yarn weight. I do not recommend going down a needle size from the suggested unless you knit very loosely.

Note: If you’re using an interchangeable set, you can switch out your LHN to a smaller size. This will make the herringbone stitch easier to work and will not affect your gauge.

Special Techniques
Herringbone stitch in the round
Cable knitting

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