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feb252012

Dream kit

The sophisticated luxury mix of merino and angora creates a super soft dream kit. The hat is supposet to look a bit like a hat, and shouldn´t be too tight on the head.
There will be some yarn left over of the merino. If you want a longer cowl, make sure to buy one ball angora extra.

Sizes
Hat: S/M (L/XL)
Cowl: One size

Yarn
Abuelita Merino Worsted, 200 g
Pickles Angora, 2 balls

Needles
16" circular needles US 8 and 10 1/2
(+ DP needles for the hat)



Gauge per 4"
9 s

Measurements:
Hat: 
52 (60) cm

HAT
Cast on 50 (56) s on US 8 with one strand of each yarn. The whole kit is knitted with 2 strands.
Knit rib pattern for one round, K1, P1.

Start knitting brioche in the round using US 10 1/2 needles.

Round 1:
Knit 1 stitch into the stitch on the round below. K1

Round 2:
K1, Purl 1 into the stitch on the round below.

Repeat these 2 rounds until the piece is 6.3 (6.7)", and you´ve finished a round 1.

Round 1:
K1, slip 1, with yarn in front

Round 2:
Slip 1 with yarn in back, P1.
Repeat these 2 rounds for about 1.6 ". Finish after a round 2, 1 stitch before the round ends.
K2tog for 2 rounds.

Tighten the remaining stitches.

COWL
Cast on 56 s on US 10 1/2 needles. Use 1 strand of each type of yarn, and knit the entire project with double strands.
Knit 1 round.

Start knitting brioche in the round using US 10 1/2 needles.

Round 1:
Knit 1 stitch into the stitch on the round below. K1

Round 2:
K1, Purl 1 into the stitch on the round below.

Repeat these 2 rounds until the piece is 8.6 cm", and you´ve finished a round 1.

Cast off loosely.