Today’s featured pattern is the Woodland Hoodlet by Stephanie Dosen of Tiny Owl Knits. Reminiscent of Victorian times, this fairy like cabled wrap, with its extra wide and roomy hood, provides the wearer with ultra warmth for fall and winter.
Stephanie’s design is very ingenious. The front of the wrap is created using a provisional cast-on , along with a simple cable and bobble stitch pattern which is knitted in short rows to yield a nice curvature at the yoke, with the bottom cable continuing to form the back, which is then knitted in stockinette. The wrap is then seamed (using the Kitchener stitch) by using the stitches from the provisional cast-on at the beginning and the live stitches on the needle, hence providing a “flawless” finish to the wrap with a hidden seam. Once the body is finished, the hood is then added by picking up stitches across the back and is given the same detail of a matching cable edge. This design is well written, available in three sizes (small, medium and large) and will knit up very quickly using Rowan Big Wool and US Size 15(10.0 mm) needles in both circular and straights.
Other Yarn Suggestions: Himalaya Baby Yeti, Debbie Bliss Como, Loop-d-Loop Tundra, Aslan Trends Del Sur and Berroco Sundae (super bulky weight yarn to match a gauge of 9 stitches and 13 rows to equal 4 inches in stockinette).
Stephanie’s pattern can be purchased directly online at Ravelry or from her blog, Owl in the Dark. You can follow Stephanie online at Twitter and you can find more of her patterns online at Tiny Owl Knits.
About: Raised in the state of Wisconsin, Stephanie Dosen is an American singer-songwriter with songs featured on the soundtracks of Dawson’s Creek and Party of Five. For a sampling of her music, visit her MySpace page.
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