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  • The Potter cowl, inspired by the life and work of author Beatrix Potter, is a cosy textured cowl perfect for keeping you snug on a chilly day, with the double layer providing added warmth. The simple twist stitch - also used in the Beatrix vest - creates an intriguing surface pattern. The cowl is knit in the round and commences with a provisional cast-on to enable the work to be joined into a tube. As the main pattern is worked, needle sizes are changed to create shape without having to add or remove stitches.

    Potter is knitted using Susan Crawford Barn a DK weight, worsted spun yarn that is delightfully smooth and soft, created from a blend of Jacobs and Shetland fibres spun exclusively for us in a nearby Yorkshire mill.

    Potter is shown here in two colour ways.
    Colourway One uses shade:

    Colourway two uses shade:
    Plum Jam.

    Samples shown in size 3 worn with 2.5 cm / 1 in positive ease (on Ruth) and with 7.5 cm / 3 in negative ease (on Susan).

    The pattern includes instructions for one size and contains both clear written pattern directions, together with charted instructions for cable pattern.

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Barn, 100% British wool, a unique blend of Jacob, white Shetland and black Shetland fleeces,DK weight (225m / 246yds per 100g skein approx)

    Colourway One
    2 skeins, shade Puddle

    Colourway two
    2 skeins, shade Plum Jam

    Suggested needles
    Small Needles: 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle (40-60 cm / 16-24 in)
    Large Needles: 5 mm (US 8) circular needle (40-60 cm / 16-24 in)

    18 sts and 30 rounds = 10 cm / 4 in over stitch pattern, knitted in the round on smaller circular needle. We obtained this gauge using 4.5 mm needles.

    Waste yarn, stitch marker, removable stitch marker, 4.5 mm (US 7) cable needle (optional), 5 mm crochet hook, tapestry needle

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