Kingsey Cowl and Hat

Berroco released this beautiful, heavy worsted yarn for fall. The Mochi is a chainette with speckles throughout the fiber. It is available in 9 gorgeous colors. We used it to knit up the Kingsey cowl and hat combo. This pattern calls for a size 6 for the ribbing and 8 for the main. It knits up quick and makes a great weekend project.

I will tell you as easy and quick as this pattern is ~ I found that using DPN’s is quite fiddly when decreasing in a pattern…in the round. If it hadn’t been so late I’d have gone down to the shop and grabbed my circulars and magic looped it. Next time.

Here is our friend Betty in her completed set! 🤍

from loop to cowl

When I started this project, it was meant to be the Mohair Bias Loop ~ with the yarn suggested in the pattern ~ Rowan Kidsilk.

My choice changed when our Yarn and Soul order arrived. This orange! It is not a color you will find much of in my closet but I love it. And the color they created in their Superfine 400 is beautiful. If you closed your eyes and think of the color orange // they’ve nailed it. Then, a dear friend suggested I put the Stitch Together, Stitch Cloud with it. Great idea! This loop was going to be soft and cozy! img_5856img_5855I kept with the same needle size. Lacey, open stitches are no more. Yarn and Soul, Superfine 400 is a light fingering weight and it’s held together with the mohair. The pattern above is the Kidsilk held single. This changed the look and feel of the original pattern but one I was loving.img_5881We were looking at the length and deciding how much more to knit. If I kept going to the pattern’s recommended length it would be too warm. Wrapped around my neck double would be more of a winter wear and I wanted a more versatile piece. It’s a bright happy color and should be worn in the spring. img_5880It’s the perfect size. When I’m out walking I can pull it up and it makes for a great wind breaker over my head. Spring is so windy here.

I still plan on making what I had originally set out to knit. Sometimes our knitting takes on a life of it’s and we have to just let that unfold. It’s only yarn after all. And like my mom ALWAYS said, ‘It won’t be the last thing you make.’ 

When you take these multicolored mohair yarns, and hold them with another fine yarn, the texture and blend of color is limitless. Here are just a few of several ideas from the shop…