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Bast Cowl

by Susanne Visch
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  • Written and charted pattern
  • Instructions in English
  • US Imperial and metric measurements
  • Suitable for the intermediate knitter
  • Links to tutorials by the designer for techniques used
  • Bast is written for a gauge of approx. 14 sts / 17 rounds = 10 cm (4 inches) over reverse stockinette on larger needles after washing and gentle blocking.
  • Digital PDF has 3 pages (letter size).

Pattern paper format: only US letter


Dear daughter requested a hat with kitty cats, and of course, there should be a matching cowl! The Bast Cowl is a cute cowl with cables and texture to create a kitty cat motif. Worked in a bulky weight yarn this cowl knits up super quick, perfect for a last minute gift!

This pattern contains instructions for 3 sizes. The Bast Cowl is seamless and knitted in the round. The instructions for the cat motif are provided both charted and written out.

Interested in the complete set consisting of both the Bast Hat and Cowl? Add both to your cart to get the complete set of patterns for € 7.60 (20% off the regular combined price). Past purchases are also eligible!

Size: Finished size S (M, L): 53 (71, 88) cm / 21 (28, 34 ⅔) inches circumference and 26.5 cm / 10 ½ inches high. The pictures show size S.

Difficulty level: Bast is seamless and knit in the round from the bottom up. This pattern involves cable knitting. Stitches used include knit, purl, k2tog, skp, and a purlwise m1 increase. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate knitter.

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Materials you need at home:

  • Yarn 108 (144, 180) m (119 (158, 198) yds) / 66 (88, 110) g Vams PT3 by Rauma [100% wool; 82 m (90 yds) / 50 g] in color 44 neon Pink. Substitute any bulky yarn of a similar or slightly heavier weight for a similar result.
  • Knitting needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round in the following sizes (or to match gauge) Size 4.5 mm (US 7) and Size 5 mm (US 8).
  • Yarn needle.
  • 2 (3, 4) stitch markers.
  • 1 differently colored end-of-round stitch marker.
  • Cable needle.