I bring you beautiful, but simple, winter accessories! This matched set includes a cowl, earwarmer headband, and mittens. These are sized to fit adults, but work just as well for teens and tweens. They fit my 11 year old daughter nicely, and they fit me nicely.
The yarn that I used is Plymouth Yarns Gina Chunky #102 Brights. You will need 2 skeins to make the whole set. You can order this yarn from Amazon with my affiliate link, which will provide me with a small commission, while you pay the same price as always. Just click the link above.
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Wanette Winter Set
By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
Difficulty Level Easy
Mittens About 7 ¼” long from wrist to fingertip and 8 ¼” around hand [18.5 cm long from wrist to fingertip and 21 cm around hand].
Cowl About 7 ½” wide and 33” around [19 cm wide and 84 cm around].
Headband About 3 ¼” wide and 16 ½” around [8.5 cm wide and 42 cm around]. This stretches to fit a wide range of sizes.
Plymouth Yarn Gina Chunky (100% Wool, 131 yds [120 m], 3.5 oz [100 g], CYCA weight: 5 Bulky): #102 Brights, 2 skeins.
Size 9 40” [101.5 cm] circulars (for Magic Loop), or size 9 DPNs
Size 10 40” [102 cm] circulars (for Magic Loop), size 10 24” [61 cm] circulars or size 10 DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge. If you change this needle size, then use needles one size smaller instead of size 9.
15 sts x 19 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stockinette st on larger needles.
All 3 pieces are worked in the rnd with RS always facing, except for the 5 rows of the mitten thumbhole. You will work flat for those 5 rows.
I suggest that for all three pieces, you use the Super Stretchy Bind-off when binding off is needed. See instructions below.
Super Stretchy Bind-off
For Cowl and Headband: K1, *P1, place left needle through backs of 2 sts on right needle, P2tog, K1, place left needle through fronts of 2 sts on right needle, K2tog tbl, repeat from * around, after BO every st, pick up and K1 st through first BO st, fasten off.
For Thumbhole of Mitten:
RS row: K2, *place left needle through fronts of 2 sts on the right needle, K2tog tbl**, K1, repeat from * to **.
WS row: P2, *place left needle through backs of 2 sts on right needle, P2tog**, P1, repeat from * to **.
With smaller needles, cast on 32 sts, join to work in the rnd.
Rnd 1: *K1, P1, repeat from * around.
Repeat Rnd 1 until cuff measures 3” [7.5 cm] from cast on edge.
Switch to larger needles.
Rnds 1-3: K around.
Rnd 4: K1, m1, K each st to last st, m1, K1 – 34 sts.
Rnds 5-7: K around.
Rnd 8: Repeat Rnd 4 – 36 sts.
Rnds 9-12: K around.
Row 1: BO 2 sts (see BO instructions), K each rem st, split to work flat, turn – 34 sts.
Row 2: BO 2 sts (see BO instructions), P each rem st, turn – 32 sts.
Row 3: K each st.
Rnd 1 (RS): Join to work in the rnd, K each st.
Rnds 2-16: K around
Rnds 17-23: *Ssk, K across first half to last 2 sts of first half, K2tog, repeat from * for second side — 4 sts.
With a long tail, gather rem sts. Fasten off.
Beginning at bottom of thumbhole, pick up and K 12 sts around thumbhole.
Rnd 1: K each st TBL.
Rnds 2-11: K each st
Rnd 12: *Ssk, K2, K2tog, repeat from *.
With long tail, gather rem sts. Fasten off.
Using larger needles, either 24” [61 cm] circulars, or 8” [20.5 cm] DPNs, cast on 124 sts.
Rnd 1: Join to work in rnds, *K1, P1, repeat from * around.
Repeat Rnd 1 until width measures about 7 ¼” [18.5 cm] from cast on edge. BO according to instructions above.
Using larger needles, either 40” [101.5 cm] circulars for Magic Loop, or 6” [15 cm] or longer DPNs, cast on 60 sts.
Rnd 1: Jon to work in rnds, *K1, P1, repeat from * around.
Repeat Rnd 1 until width measures about 3” [7.5 cm] from cast on edge, BO according to instructions above.
Weave in ends. Block headband and cowl.