Headband: one size fits most, 18” circumference x 4” high (46 cm x 10 cm)
Fingerless Gloves: one size fits most, 8” circumference x 10” length (20 cm x 25.5 cm)
Expression Fiber Arts Enduring Worsted yarn
Samples shown in colors: Tulip Path and Eternal Enduring Worsted.
Approximately 437 yds (400 m) total were used in the sample (3 skeins): Cowl (207 yds, 190 m), Headband (78 yds, 72 m), and Fingerless Gloves (152 yds, 139 m).
If those colors aren't available, any from this category will work.
Cowl: US size 6 (4.0 mm) 24” circular needles (or size to make gauge)
Headband: US size 6 (4.0 mm) 16” circular needles (or size to make gauge)
Fingerless Gloves: US size 6 (4.0 mm) dpns (or size to make gauge)
Intermediate: This pattern is for knitters who are comfortable learning some new skills or stitch combinations. Methods include easy cabling, making bobbles, eyelet lace, Kitchener stitch.
Notes from the Designer:
This accessory set was inspired by the ornamental plant species allium giganteum. Its blossom is made up of clusters of many small bulbs that are arranged in a sphere and contribute to its striking appearance. This characteristic is picked up and repeated throughout all the pieces of the set, which includes a cowl, headband, and matching fingerless gloves.
The flower motif features a long stem with leaves that are highlighted by eyelet lace on reverse stockinette. The allium blossom is mimicked by evenly arranged cables completed with bobbles. All items are finished with a bottom and top border that imitates flower petals. Worked in Enduring Worsted, this set will not only keep you warm on cold winter nights, but also works up quickly for a fun and diverse project.
- Click the Videos tab to learn how to knit the border petals.
- This floral inspired accessory set includes a cowl, headband, and matching fingerless gloves. All items are finished with two borders that mimic blossom petals. Each piece is knit in the round and worked bottom-up, starting with the lower flower petal border. The main motive features eyelet lace, easy cabling, and bobbles. The top border is attached by using the Kitchener Stitch method.
- All slipped stitches are slipped purlwise, if not otherwise noted.
- This pattern includes written instructions as well as the corresponding charts at the end of the PDF.
- For instructions on how to cable without using a cable needle check out this video.
- A video for the Kitchener Stitch can be found here.
Designed by Johanna Huck
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Customer Reviews 5 (6 Reviews) Write a Review
I am currently working on another project, but can't wait to make this pattern. A new challenge is always exciting.
Well my dear friends, it will be another EFA Christmas! Last year was exquisite and beautiful shawls for family. this year will be cowls: Chocolate Diamond (already made several times), Jeanne Brioche Cowl, and now Allium! I can not wait! I always use EFA yarn because everything turns out perfect! Another Merry Christmas on the horizon!
Well my dear friends, it will be another EFA Christmas. Last year was exquisite and beautiful shawls. This year will be cowls: Chocolate Diamonds, Jeanne Brioche Cowl, and Allium so far. I have made Chocolate Diamonds more than once...and Brioche, it's beautiful! I look forward to making Allium. I always use EFA yarn because everything turns out perfect! So, here's to my next cowl, Allium!
allium knitting pattern
Love this, just completed for my granddaughter
great pattern, cannot wait to do this one
I finished the headband. This fits great. Easy to follow pattern. The result is amazing. Thanks to the designer and expression fiber arts for the extraordinary pattern.