Here’s another soft and squishy Shibui yarn pairing, a bit like the “Helix” hat I wrote about earlier this month, but with a twist.
The pattern includes instructions for two hats and cowls – a simpler set as well as a cabled variation. The simpler version is shown here in gray, mostly stockinette with a swath of ribbing; the cabled one is below, in red.
Shibui Nest: DK weight, 75% fine Highland wool, 25% alpaca, 175 yards/50 g; $20 each ($22 for Julie Hoover colorways)
Shibui Silk Cloud: lace weight, 60% mohair, 40% silk, 330 yards/25 g; $26.50 each ($28.50 for Julie Hoover colorways)
- For either of the hats: 1 skein each of Nest and Silk Cloud
- For either of the cowls: 2 skeins of Nest and 1 skein of Silk Cloud
- For a matching set: 3 skeins of Nest and 2 skeins of Silk Cloud
Shibui’s colorways are the same from yarn to yarn, though each shade looks a little different depending on the fibers in play. Most of these pairs are made from matching colorways, but a few are near matches, which will bring a little more depth to the resulting fabric.
The pattern is free when you buy 1 skein each of Nest and Silk Cloud – we’ll print a copy and include it in your order.
Pick your favorite color combination and order online for local pickup or shipping!