Diamond Cowl Kit – Grey, BFL/Masham

Price: £30.00

140g Paton & Daughter DK Yarn
6 coloured wool embroidery threads (used double)

This Cowl Kit contains Paton and Daughter, Double Knitting, wool yarn 140g., enough to make a double layer cowl, embroidery threads, written knitting pattern, grid pattern and 5 motif patterns. The stitches are laid out in diamond shapes on the outside only and the lining is plain stocking stitch.

The diamond sections are framed by purl stitches and are embroidered using Swiss Darning Stitch (duplicate stitch).  The suggested motif patterns are contained in the pattern and are made with woollen embroidery threads  in 6 different colours.  There are enough threads for 5-7 motifs.  The cowl is one size.  The main yarn is grey double knitting wool which contrasts well with the embroidery colours.

The knitter will require:-
Circular needles
2.75mm and 3.25mm
1 Tapestry needle and a tape measure.

1 in stock

Advice concerning all yarns

The environment is all the better for using plant dyed yarns. Plant dyes have been used for hundreds of years, one example being The Bayeux Tapestry. With a little care your garment will last.

On receipt of your yarn please rinse in warm water, particularly when using more than one colour in a project. Undo your skein into a circle and place two loose ties around the threads to stabilise.  Gently place in warm water for 10 minutes. Lift in one bundle and gently squeeze. If colour shows in the water repeat the process in the same water temperature until the water remains clear. A teaspoon of vinegar in the water may assist.

Laundering – Hand wash in warm water using a neutral ph. Wool soap or liquid shampoo. Do not agitate the water but gently squeeze the item. Pat dry and wrap in a towel to remove excess water. Dry flat away from sunlight/direct heat.

Knitting – Use 2 or 3 ends (one for each row) as all hand dyed yarns may need alternating to avoid pooling.

Gauge – We advise making a tension square 10cm x 10cm. Wash and block the square. Once dried a measurement can be taken to determine exact results for your finished item.

Colours – When choosing a colour of yarn please be aware that monitors vary.

The colour blue can be troublesome. ‘Crocking’ describes the colour blue which does not stay completely on the fabric/yarn. This is the case with jeans. It is not a fault but a character.

The above gives you a completely honest view of plant dyes. You may prefer to be carefree and just make without any of the above considerations. We hope you have fun making. Any questions, please contact sales@patonanddaughter.co.uk

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