Cozy up by the fire with your knitting! Rhythmic stitches playfully dance to the sparks and tune of the crackling fire in Fireside Knits. As a bonus, this long design also serves as a cozy blanket while you knit. Once complete, fear no winter weather because in Fireside Knits you’re free to romp and roam in the deepest snow. For a fashion-forward look, wear it as a cowl. When the winter winds whip, the built-in cowl converts to an ear protecting head covering.
The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written with a schematic and how-to video. Check out the Stitch in Focus: Alternating Cable Cast On video here along with some additional tips and tricks for Fireside Knits.
XS (S, M, L, XL)
Cowl width: 13.25”/ 33.5cm (13.25”/ 33.5cm, 14”/ 35.5cm, 14.75”/ 37.5cm, 15.5”/ 39.5cm)
Length (MC cuff to bind off): 51”/ 129.5cm (51.5”/ 131cm, 53.25”/ 135.5cm, 53.75”/ 136.5cm, 55.5”/ 141cm) Note: after assembling the right and left sleeves, there will be a 4”/ 10cm overlap.
5 (7, 8, 8, 8) skeins worsted weight eco yarn
Shown in Blue Sky Fibers Worsted Cotton, 4 (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Sleet (635) – MC and 1
skein Plum Dusk (648) – CC
Skein info: 100% organic cotton; 150yds/ 137m per 100g/ 3.53oz
US 8/ 5mm circular needles
3 Stitch markers
4 buttons, 1”/ 2.5cm round shown with needle and thread for sewing
22 sts and 22 rows over 4”/ 10cm in twisted rib stitch. Note: exact gauge is not critical to this design. Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements. Note: If substituting yarn, make sure your blocked stitch gauges match and follow the “If subbing yarn” sections throughout the pattern.
• Watch It: check out the Stitch in Focus Alternating Cable CO tutorial on the Knit Eco Chic blog.