Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Patternum Novum :: Kallisti Cowl

I'm very pleased to say that I've had the opportunity to team up with Jackie of Luna Grey Fiber Arts again -- I had a great time working with her on Luna Viridis and Sidere, so much so that I was itching to get my hands on some more of her gorgeous yarn to design with! For this new pattern/ kit (FYI, read to the end because we're doing a giveaway... :) ), I used her super soft, super squishy bulky weight yarn, Apollo. And I am so happy I did. Here it is, the Kallisti Cowl:

Kallisti - $5 via Ravelry (no account required)

Kallisti (which means most beautiful and is a title of Artemis) is a sort of huntress inspired piece that is a hybrid in a few different ways. It's part shawl, part cowl...part semi-circle, part triangle...knit partially flat and partially in the round. It's a twist on my usual shawl-cowl designs, and it is definitely the quickest one to knit and coziest one to wear. I'm in love with how the hand dyed yarn looks both in the simple Stockinette part and especially in the giant bobbles along the border.

The specs...

Finished measurements: 20.5”/ 52 cm circumference at top opening; 19”/ 48.5 cm height at center; 42.5”/ 108 cm circumference at bottom opening

Yarn: Luna Grey Fiber Arts Apollo (100% Merino Wool; 106 yds/ 97 m per 100g); 2 skeins in Emerald
Or, 210 yds/ 190 m of a bulky weight yarn

Needles: US 11 (8 mm) circular needle, 16-24”/ 40-60 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 10 (6 mm) circular needle, 24-32”/ 60-80 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: 11 sts & 18 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Stockinette St on larger needles
10 sts = 4”/ 10 cm in bobble pattern on smaller needles
Meeting these exact gauges is not crucial, but any major differences will affect the size of the finished cowl and yardage required.

And the giveaway? Jackie will be giving away a Kallisti kit (yarn + pattern both) to one lucky winner -- you can check it out and enter to win here.

For more information on Kallisti, you can check it out on Ravelry here and on the Luna Grey Fiber Arts site here.  And if you'd like to knit along with others and/or share photos, come join the Kallisti discussion in my Ravelry group, The Yarniad's Symposium.


Julie said...

a gorgeous cowl! And in bulk weight, i bet that flies off the needles in no time. And such a swoon-worthy colour!

Anonymous said...

I never thought I'd like bobbles (I'm round enough as it is), but I love these.