Cowls and loops are just wonderful: You sling them around and you’re ready to go! Also, I really like how roomy and warm they are. And since I wanted one that looks good in my favorite hand-dyed yarn, I made Matchmaker. Its very special triangular but 3-dimensional shape makes it very versatile and warm in the right places. Entirely knit in garter stitch, it is a mindless pleasure to knit. I called this one “Matchmaker”, because you can choose your two favorite handdyed colorways and marry them to this comfy, squishy, oversized cowl (the perfect use for Wollmeise’s “We’re Different”-bags!).
The design is such that there are no spooky techniques involved (like provisional cast-ons, short rows or the like), and there is no joining in the round where you might accidentally twist something. Just straightforward knitting and a few increases and decreases - very suitable for beginners! The pattern provides 3 versions: The Pure Version for a fingering weight yarn, the DK Version and a Freestyle Version that instructs you to use a different yarn of your choosing, with stripes wherever you want them.
Please check out this little video in which I explain how Matchmaker works.
The colors I used in my protoypes are:
Wollmeise Pure: Xaverl (Color A, 135g) and So long Kitty (Color B, 150g)
Wollmeise Pure: Vincent (Color A, 135g) and Sail the 7 Seas (Color B, 150g)
Wollmeise Merino DK: Dunkle Kirsche (Color A, 165g) and Tutu dark (Color B, 155g)
The pattern "Matchmaker" is part of Martina Behms book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions".
|Gauge (stitches per 10 cm):||18, 24|
|Needle Size:||2,5 mm / US 1-2, 3,0 mm / US 2-3, 3,5 mm / US 4|
|Yarn Weight:||Sport, DK|
Content: 227 gram (€24.15* / 100 gram)
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