Designed as a collaboration with my grandmother, Wilma Malcolmson
Da Hömin is a word used in Shetland to describe the evening twilight. the colours in this hat represent this beautiful time of night here in Shetland.
This is a one size fits all garment, however slightly altering tension and needle sizes would give you room for slight adjustments.
There are 6 colours used, all from Jamiesons of Shetland.
This pattern was initially published as part of the Shetland Wool Week Annual 2016
The curled cowl is extremely warm and easy to wear. The inspiration for these colours came from a photograph of the northern lights commonly seen in Shetland during the long winter nights.
Size can be altered by adding or removing a repeat.
I knit these using a traditional Shetland knitting belt, however a circular needle would work perfectly, or any other preferred method that allows you to knit in the round can be used.
It is very important that the casting on and off is done loosely to ensure the cowl is comfortable when worn.
As a Fair Isle knitter I love working with many colours in each piece of knitting but during the first week of 2018 I felt like I needed to do something different to loosen me up and streach myself before the year got started.. So I made this easy cable knit for myself!
I have written the pattern in a very simple, step-by-step way so that anyone new to cable (like me!) could easily follow it.
Small hand knit cowl using the colours and pattern originally used in Da Hömin Hat published in the Shetland Wool Week Annual 2016.
Perfectly warm for everyday wear.
Made using Jamisons of Shetland Spindrift yarn.
I suggest using DPNs 3mm or similar.