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.
710 yards [650 m] lace weight yarn
Yarn I Used:
La Bien Aimee, Helix (75% Falkland Merino Wool, 25% Gotland Wool;
710 yd [650 m]/ 3.5 oz [100 g]); Vintage Barn
Ndl A- One US Size 3 [3.25 mm] 16-inch or 32-inch or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Ndl B- One US Size 8 [5 mm] 16-inch or 32-inch or longer circular needle, or five sizes larger than the ndl used to obtain gauge
Approx. 2 yards [1.75 m] smooth scrap yarn
3.25 mm crochet hook
Spare small gauge circular needle for grafting
Optional Beading Supplies
1 dental floss threader or large eye beading needle
(for stringing beads)
336 Size 8/0 glass seed beads [approx. 10 grams]
Tube- 8 inches [20.5 cm] flat and 16 inches [41 cm] in circumference
Finished Cowl- Approx. 42 inches [107 cm] around
24 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked on ndl A
21 sts x 24 rnds = 4 inches in garter stitch, blocked on ndl B