No.12 /

Lidia Tsymbal

Knit with plump Merino Alpaca and downy Silk Cloud, No. 12 is a must-have accessory for chilly winter climes. The cozy hood fits under a coat and provides insulation from insidious breezes on even the coldest days. A plush waffle stitch pattern provides interesting texture and extra warmth. Begun in the round, then worked similarly to a sock heel, the unique construction is a great way to practice a variety of techniques.

Specs /

Sizingheight from top of hood to bottom of flaps: 21"; depth from front to back: 11"
Gauge13 sts & 24 rows = 4" in texture stitch after blocking, holding one strand of each yarn together
Yardage3 skeins Merino Alpaca & 1 skein Silk Cloud
Needles9 (5.5mm) 16" circular needle
NotesHold one strand of each yarn together throughout. Hood is begun in the round, working from the front opening toward the back. The top curve is shaped with short rows and decreases. Stitches are then picked up around the bottom for yoke and flaps.