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3fer is three for one!  One skein of Schaefer Yarn's Nichole will make you all three items in this pattern, the cap, the mitts, and even the cowl!  Using beads is optional, you can make all three items with beads, or without, or make the cap with beads for your mom, the mitts without for yourself, and the cowl for your kid's fourth grade teacher.  3fer is based on an easy slip stitch pattern that is created by wrapping the yarn twice around the right hand ndl and then cabling it on the next row.  Directions are included in the pattern for cabling without a cable needle, SO easy!  As with all Nelkin Designs patterns the stitch pattern is both charted and written out.

Schaefer Yarn
Nichole (80% extrafine merino wool SUPERWASH, 20% nylon; 5 oz [140 g] / 405 yds [370 m]) 1 skein

Cowl- US size 7 [4.5 mm] 16” circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
Mitts- Set of US size 4 [3.5 mm] double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Cap- Set of US size 5 [3.75 mm] double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry ndl

Dental floss threader
Size 6 glass seed beads:
Cowl- 320 [approx 30 gr];Mitts- 256 (336) [approx. 30 gr]; Cap- 352  [approx 30 gr]

Cowl- 16” x 8”
Mitts- Women’s Small/Medium (Medium/Large); 7 (8) “ around, stretched
Cap- 15” around, unstretched, one size fits most

Cowl- 25 sts / 28 rnds = 4” in pattern st, unblocked
Mitts- 34 sts/ 42 rnds = 4” in pattern st, unblocked
Cap- 30 sts/ 36 rnds= 4” in pattern st, unblocked

Skill Level
Advanced Beginner/ Intermediate


Pattern is delivered electronically upon purchase in PDF format.  You will need Adobe Reader to view/print this pattern.

Please contact a Nelkin Designs stockist if you would like to purchase a hard copy of this pattern.

No duplicating except for personal use.  Please do not copy and share with your friends or colleagues; each sale of a pattern helps support my designing.  Items knit from this pattern may not be sold except with permission of the designer.