Beatitude takes its name from the blessings that are pronounced in the Sermon on the Mount, of which there are eight (as they are commonly numbered). In this piece, eight colors are used in a modified version of feather and fan, knit in the round, to create a doubled cowl for extra warmth. The beginning and end are grafted together to make a truly seamless accessory. This cowl is a great way to use mini-skein sets or leftovers from other projects, and is simple to knit with just enough variation to keep your interest.
Madelinetosh Tiny Twists (100% Superwash Merino; 50 yds [46 m]): 1 skein each in: Fig (C1), Heartbeat (C2), Spicewood (C3), Esoteric (C4), Bluebell (C5), Ink (C6), Night Bloom (C7), and Smokestack (C8).
Size US 6 (4.0mm) 16″ (40cm) circular or DPNs
Or size needed to obtain gauge
28 sts and 26 rows = 4″ [10cm] in patt after blocking
37” [92cm] circumference and 5.5” [14cm] wide.
Spare yarn and crochet hook (optional) for provisional cast-on, stitch holder, tapestry needle.
See our standard abbreviations.
- Madelinetosh Tiny Twist knits more like a worsted weight than a DK. Consider this when substituting.
- The shorter sections of the pattern took a little less than 35 yds and the longer sections took less than 50 yds. This pattern is perfect for irregularities in yarn amounts. Size of stripe sections and final circumference will vary with different amounts.
- Because the WS of the fabric is hidden entirely inside the enclosed tube, weave in and secure ends before the grafting is completed. I also recommend washing and blocking the piece on stitch holders or spare yarn before grafting.
Using a provisional CO and C1, CO 72 sts. Join in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
Work Rnds [1-4] from chart or written directions until you run out of C1, ending with Rnd 4.
Rnds 1, 3 & 4: Knit.
Rnd 2: *K2tog twice, (k1, m1R) twice, (k1, m1L) twice, ssk twice; rep from * to end of rnd.
Switch to C2 and rep as for C1.
Cont in this manner for C3-C8.
On the final rep with C8, end with Rnd 3, leaving a 15” [38cm] tail for grafting.
Weave in ends. Wash and block piece to measurements on needles, stitch holder, or spare yarn. Undo provisional CO and graft final sts to beginning sts.
About the Designer: Ranée Mueller
Ranée is a homemaker living in rural Washington State with her larger-than-life family. She has been designing as Arabian Knits since 2004.
Knitting has been a part of her life for more than 30 years, and is now both her work and her relaxation. Texture, including cables and lace, unexpected use of color, and intriguing construction are the hallmarks of her designs.
She can be found on Ravelry as Arabianknits, and her portfolio of patterns can be seen at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/ranee-mueller.