Emma's Yarn Kairos Shawl/Cowl
Kairos Cowl or Shawl
Each kit includes:
1 skein Emma’s Yarn, Practically Perfect Sock (80% superwash Merino wool, 20% nylon; 400 yd [366 m]/ 3.5 oz [100 g])
1 skein Emma’s Yarn, Practically Perfect Smalls (80% superwash Merino wool, 20% nylon; 81 yd [74 m]/ .7 oz [20 g])
40 grams of a custom Japanese Glass Seed Bead Mix
Handmade leather closure for cuff
Dental floss threader (for stringing beads)
Please tell us if you'd like the shawl or cowl pattern and your Ravelry user name in the order notes.
Intimated by the beading? No worries! Laura Nelkin has a great tutorial on YouTube that demonstrates the technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNAgyVBhM0k
Kairos Cowl starts with a long garter-stitch band, which is then twisted and grafted together to create a mobius strip. Stitches are picked up along the edge of the strip and joined into the round. A contrasting color is introduced to create a simple striping pattern along the continuous edge.
Kairos Cowl is finished with the beaded Kairos stitch and then bound off. The pre-strung beads add a great pop of color as they sit on top of the ribbed fabric. An exclusive video tutorial is included with the pattern to walk you through the construction and beading.
Kairos Shawl casts on at one tip and increases towards the center, where a relaxing textured stitch is worked in two colors before launching you into the central Kairos panel. A little more texture is worked before decreasing across the second wing of the shawl, working to the opposite tip. Stitches are then picked up along the bottom edge, where a playful striped edging is worked with a beaded picot bind off.
Kairos Shawl is deliberately designed to have a narrow width at the back and elongated length at the sides, to give the illusion of a larger shawl than you typically get from one skein. Once you get started you’ll have this spunky, sparkly shawl knit up in no time!