In Greek, Kairos means a propitious moment for decision or action…
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.
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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.
MC: 400 yards [366 m] fingering weight yarn
CC: 81 yards [74 m] fingering weight yarn
Yarn I Used:
Emma’s Yarn, Practically Perfect Sock (80% superwash Merino wool, 20% nylon; 400 yd [366 m]/ 3.5 oz [100 g])
Emma’s Yarn, Practically Perfect Smalls (80% superwash Merino wool, 20% nylon; 81 yd [74 m]/ .7 oz [20 g])
Two US Size 5 [3.75 mm] double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 5 [3.75 mm] 40-inch or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 3 [3.25 mm] 40-inch or longer circular needle, or two sizes smaller than needed to obtain gauge (for picking up sts)
3.75 mm crochet hook
Smooth scrap yarn, removable stitch markers, tapestry needle,
point protectors (optional, but helpful)
40 grams of a custom Japanese Glass Seed Bead Mix, optional leather closure for cuff
1 dental floss threader or large eye beading needle
(for stringing beads)
Approx. 10 inches [25 cm] high x 42 inches [107 cm] around
24 sts x 30 rows =4 inches [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch on larger ndl, blocked
24 sts x 36 rows =4 inches [10 cm] in garter stitch on larger ndl, blocked