Hawk & Hound


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.

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.

This kit includes a colour-printed patterncard with full instructions and all the yarn required to make Hawk and Hound. 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.


Those knitters familiar with my 1998 Anne Boleyn design will recognize the hawks holding a royal sceptre on the hat and the crowned hounds on the cowl and handwarmers. Alice and I agreed that Anne Boleyn’s character was such that she could inspire many designs. She was a thoroughly modern woman and a true reformist and in that spirit I have reformed the emblematic patterns I designed for her all these years ago into this very striking accessory set.