Oscilla Slip Stitch Cowl and Hat Kit
I named this pattern Oscilla as the rhythmic slipstitch repeat is like a slow wave or oscillation as you work the stitches along each round. This is an easy to follow pattern, using only one yarn at a time. Slipstitch (also known as Mosaic Knitting) is when you only work certain stitches on each row or round, then with your second color, work the slipped stitches on the following round. This create a fairisle look without having to worry about tension issues, while still creating a warm and lofty piece. This is suitable for any advanced beginner and up, involving knits, purls and slip stitches with K2tog and Central Double Decreases (explained in pattern) in the hat.
In these kits we've played with the design by pairing contrasting gradients, then breaking the paired gradients into broad stripes. Designed by Tina Whitmore
- Shown here worked up in Freia Yarns Ombré Minikins – 25g each (approx. 107 yards per ball)
- Suggested US 5 / 4mm circular needles (16" and 20") (not included in kit)
- Hat approx 9 1/2” tall, 19” circumference
- Cowl 12 1/2" tall, 25" circumference
- Written and charted instructions
- Skills: Knit, purl
Offered in 3 gradient combinations, kit includes pattern and yarn.
Marrakesh: Vintage, Canyon, Harvest, Pixie, Damask and Autumn Rose - a rich combination of earthy and spiced hues
Field Farm: Lucky Penny, Pt Reyes, Fossil, Chaparral, Sprout and Sulfur Springs - a gentle palette of mustard. linen, light blue, with pops of rich red and dark navy
Monterey Bay: Squid Ink, Aurora, Metropolis, Sprout, Vertigo and Lagoon - a wash of blues and greens in dark, light, dull and bright shades.