Omtanke = with care
Omtanke is a cowl worked in the round bottom-up with the possibility to adjust the length of the brioche that protects the torso from wind and cold as a collar that doesn’t roll and also the length of the rib that warms the neck. The work starts with brioche and afterward repeats of a small eyelet pattern are worked that transcend into rib. Work in rib to bind off.
Circumference at rib: 50cm/19.75”
Approx total length: 24cm/9.5”
Note! The length of the cowl is/can be worked as desired. The cowl can be worked wider with an extra repeat of Brioche pattern of 12 sts or fewer repeats for a smaller cowl.
10cm x 10cm/4” x 4”: 20 sts over 28 rows/rnds in 1×1 rib pattern on needle 4.0mm/US 6, or the size needed to obtain gauge after blocking.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate
Two yarns held together A+B:
A: 200m/218y Tosh Merino Light by Madelinetosh, fingering, 100% merino yarn, 384m/420y per 100g/3.5oz or any other 4-ply fingering weight yarn that gives you the proper gauge.
- 200m/218y Silk Mohair by Isager, 70% mohair, 30% silk, lace, 212m/232yd per 25g/0.88oz
OR use a 100% wool yarn, sport weight, 300m/328y per 100g/3.53oz
4.0mm/US 6, 40cm/16” circular needle
1 stitch marker for BOR-M
9 stitch markers for pattern repeats
waste yarn/stitch holders
The pattern is digital and will be sent as a PDF-file to your e-mail.