Mountain High cowl and headband patterns PDF.
Mountain High is a cowl for ethical knitters who support fair trade, sustainable development, and woman empowerment.
I was in awe at first sight of this yarn I could trace back to the Mongolian mountains where it came from, and that bore the mark of the Nepalese women who spun it. So I really wanted to showcase the beauty of this handspun yarn, in appreciation of the labour and skill it took to make the skeins I held in my hands.
Mountain High is worked in the round, and plain two-colour brioche stitch highlights the handspun quality of the yarn, showing off and celebrating every light variation in tension and thickness.
Nomad Noos, Smooth Sartuul Sheep, 100% handspun sartuul sheep from Mongolia, 265 m / 290 yds / 50 g.
Col A: In Stitches Over (burgundy-purple) 1 skein
Col B: This changes everything (yellow-orange) 1 skein
Col C: Bare my soul (pastel peach-pink) 1 skein
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
3.25 mm / US3 circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge
2.75 mm / US2 circular needles.
40 cm / 15 in to 60 cm / 24 in cable is ideal. A longer cable will require you to use magic loop technique
tapestry needle, 1 marker
22 stitches x 22 MC rows = 10 cm / 4 in over brioche stitch after blocking gently.
Gauge is not crucial.
42 cm / 16.5 in from top to bottom edge 76 cm / 30 in circumference
Earwarmer / headband
9 cm / 3.5 in from top to bottom edge 56 cm / 22 in circumference