Andrea Mowry

Drea Renee knits Hygge


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Cowlette - A cowl that is happily worn as a capelet

“Hygge means coziness in Danish, yet so much more. In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends and family – that’s hygge too. There’s nothing more hygge than sitting round a table, discussing the big and small things in life.”

Hygge can be worn as a cowl, or pulled over the shoulders as a capelet.

Yarn: 4 oz./ 150 yards Bulky and 2 oz./100 yards Worsted

Suggested Yarn: Radius Yarn - 1 Skein Radius Fox Bulky in Silver Brown, 1 skein Radius Fox Worsted in Silver - Brown

Suggested Needles: 32” - US 10, US 9 and US 8 circulars (If it is more comfortable, you may want to downsize to a 24” needle when you switch to the 8s.)

Finished Measurements: Unstretched circumference - 30” at the neck; 38” at the base; Length - 13.5”

The lace work makes this a nice stretchy cowl, but if you want to knit a larger or smaller size, add or subtract 10 stitches from the total amount, which will give you -/+ 3 inches to the circumference. Since all of the shaping is done with yarn weight and needle size, there is no need to adjust anything else. (If you do not plan to wear this as a capelet, there is no need to adjust the sizing.)

Skills required for this pattern: knitting, purling, working in the round, increasing and decreasing.


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