Toasty, Twisty, Tweedy
This lovely cowl pattern is the creation of Tori Seierstad from Lillehammer, Norway. Norwegians, like Icelanders, know the value of nice and warm woolen garments and this versatile little garment will surely be well received by knitters in cool climates near and far. Tori is the first Norwegian designer to publish on Knitting Iceland. Velkommen Tori!
“I am a Norwegian crafter and amateur designer of winter accessories like mittens, cowls and hats. I knit more than I crochet, but I like both. I do more colorwork than lace, but I like both. I use more fingering than aran weight, but I like both. I have never been to Iceland, but I hope to go some day. I’m happy to live in a place where the winter is cold and wool garments are necessary. I love colors. You can see more of my colors on my blog,www.torirotsstitches.blogspot.com. You can also find me on Flickr and Ravelry as torirot.”
About the Toasty, Twisty, Tweedy cowl
Tori says: My parents went to Iceland, and came back with some beautiful skeins of Lettlopi for me. I wanted to make something to combine the colors of the four skeins, and I thought: a cowl. I wanted a pattern that could work from both sides, and was quite happy when I found this tweedy, slip stitch pattern. Just for fun, I decided to twist it too.
The cowl is 22cm/8,6” wide, circumference is 112cm/44”
Less than one skein of four different colors of Lettlopi (Lopi light). (I had 9 g left of the brown and the yellow skein (C1 and C4), 12 g left of the red and green skein(C2 and C3) )
Here shown in:
Color 1 1401 brown
Color 2 9421 green
Color 3 1409 red
Color 4 9264 yellow
Circular needle 4mm/US 6, 60cm/24” long.
1 stitch marker
16 sts and 52 rounds in slip stitch pattern = 10 x 10 cm/4 x 4 “
Gauge is not crucial for this project.