Autumn Accessory Bundle
Graphic stranded-colour patterns and openwork can be worn together with style. The rich shades of the Hawk & Hound hat, cowl and handwarmers, teamed with a Drifnet Scarf, shown here in the complimentary colour of Tormentil, makes a strong statement in colour and texture. Together, these kits provide a wide range of techniques, which build skills for intermediate knitters and also provide plenty of interest for experienced knitters.
The cowl, hat and hand warmers are all made in the round in the stranded colour technique. If you are a beginner in the technique then there is a graded progression you can follow, starting with the cowl which is finished in a simple rib collar in 3 Ply. Then make the hat, which introduces double decrease shaping. Follow with the hand warmers and you will learn how to make thumb gussets. Enough yarn is included to make an extra hand warmer should you lose one. The cowl and hat come in one size and instructions for the hand warmers are provided in three sizes. Enough yarn is provided in the kit to make the largest size of hand warmers
The simple and elegant openwork pattern featured on the Driftnet Scarf is dedicated to my mother’s father, fisherman Alexander Macleod. I have clear childhood memories of him sitting mending nets at the end of his byre, perfectly relaxed but with fingers working quickly. The nets were hung either inside on the beams of the byre, or outside on the gable end. I made this one in Hebridean 2 Ply in Tormentil, as that was the plant once used to dye the nets a russet colour.
These kits include a colour-printed patterncard with full instructions and all the yarn required to make Hawk and Hound and Driftnet in your choice of Scarf or Wrap. The Driftnet is shown in Tormentil colour.
Hawk & Hound Measurements:
Cowl – Lower edge circumference 93cm. Length (inc. rib and collar) 30cm.
Hat – Circumference 51.4cm. Brim to crown 21cm.
Handwarmers – Width around at knuckles 19.3[20.7,22]cm.
Driftnet Scarf or Wrap Measurements:
Scarf Size – Length (ex. edges) 216cm. Width 36cm.
Wrap Size – Length (ex. edges) 216cm. Width 71cm.