Sweet Georgia cowl and hat

Sweet Georgia Superwash DK yarn
Sweet Georgia Superwash DK in Boysenberry (right) and Blackberry (left)

Fisherman’s loop cowl, a new free pattern here from Sweet Georgia yarns, showcasing their Superwash DK (256 yards of 100% superwash merino wool).  No one does colors like Sweet Georgia . . . this pattern is knit double-stranded, with two different colors, so the trick was to pick colors from the pics on the website that would look good when knit together.  I chose one skein each of Boysenberry and Blackberry – beautiful colors alone, and stunning when knitted together!

Sweet Georgia fisherman's knit cowl 1

The cowl is knit on US 11 32″ circulars – I cast on the recommended number of stitches, but I didn’t knit to 7″ wide (mine is approx 5″) because it loops around my neck three times, and 7″ just seemed too bulky.

Sweet Georgia fisherman's knit cowl 2

With the leftovers, I put together a simple hat pattern, knit on US 6 (16″ circulars and dpsn).  Here’s the pattern:

Cast on 88 sts in boysenberry
Change immediately to blackberry and work K2 P2 ribbing in the round for as look as it takes to make the ribbed brim a width you like (I went to a little over one inch)
On the next round, switch to boysenberry and knit K8 M1, repeated all the way around
Knit each round, changing colors every two rounds, until the hat is 6″ from cast on

Then decrease as follows:
K8, K2tog, repeat around
Knit 2 rounds even
K 7, K2tog, repeat around
Knit 2 rounds even
K6, K2tog, repeat around
Knit 2 rounds even
K5, K2tog, repeat around
Knit 2 rounds even
K4, K2tog, repeat around
Knit 2 rounds even
K3, K2tog, repeat around
K2, K2tog, repeat around
K1, K2tog, repeat around
K2tog, repeat around
K2tog, repeat around

Then cut the yarn, pull it through the remaining stitches, and weave in ends.  I like the subtle striping, with the colors similar yet still distinguishable.

 Sweet Georgia striped hat 1

Sweet Georgia striped hat 1

 

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