Zinda Hat and Cowl

  • Featuring stranded colourwork knitted in the round, with two-colour cables, the geometric patterns in this cosy hat and cowl are inspired by striking tiled architecture in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.



    The Border Mill North Coast 4-ply

    100% Shetland wool c. 360m/394yd per 100g
    5 x 25g Gorse (A) (depending on gauge, 4 may be sufficient)
    4x 25g Loch Maree (B) 
    Above are the quantities for both projects. Hat alone requires 2 x 25g of both MC and CC. Cowl alone requires 3 x 25g of both MC and CC.



    3.25mm/US 3, 40cm/16in length. Set of DPNs in gauge size for working centre of crown. 2.75mm/US 2 circular needle, 40cm/16in length. Small pom-pom maker. Stitch marker, tapestry needle for finishing.


    29 sts and 34 rounds to 10cm/4in at widest part of crown. 31 sts to 10cm/4in immediately above band.
    38 sts and 34 rounds to 10cm/4in



    Diameter of hat crown 27cm/11in; band size 53cm/21in to fit head of 55-59cm/21.5-23in circumference. The hat is shown on a 59cm/23in head.
    Circumference of cowl 60cm/24in, height of cowl 29cm/11.5in.



    The pattern uses stranded colourwork, requiring the anchoring of longer yarn floats behind work. Other techniques include a knitted hem and
    two-colour cables.