For this pattern I used:
Yarn & Amounts: One 100g hank of WYS Bluefaced Leicester Aran – Undyed (100% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 166m/182yds per 100g) for shade A (shade 01 Natural Ecru) and
Two 50g balls of Kilcarra Tweed (100% Pure New Wool, 80m/87yds per 50g) for shade B (shade 4816 Tara).
The two strands of aran are held together when knitted.
Metres for each yarn: 155m.
My Alternative Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: The Croft Shetland Colours Aran One 100g hank each in shade A and Shade B.
Gauge (tension): 10 stitches and 18 rows to 10cm square over garter stitch with one strand of yarn A and one strand of yarn B together using 9mm needles.
Measurements: 19cm wide x 112 cm long.
My design ideas and advice: This is a great quick and simple knit, a great project for beginners or a quick weekend project for experienced knitters who need a moment or two of pure simple stitches. I made it a bit different by using two strands of of aran weight yarn together. I like the effect when using a natural with a bright shade however the colour combinations are endless and I’ve seen many lovely variations.
And if you are a beginner who wanted to improve your skills and are ready I designed Dave The Hat in the same way!
Blog Posts: I’ve introduced Davina the Cowl here and then written about Davina and the Yarn here. This pattern is is perfect for beginners and I have written a post especially for you introducing knitting, that one is called With you every step of the way”
Click on the following links for my How To videos that may help with this pattern: Click here for my casting on video.