Knitting, SweetGeorgia

Sparrow Falls by Illitilli

I think knitters will enjoy the balance between sections that require attention, and those that can be worked on autopilot. the crisp lines of twisted rib on the backdrop of reverse stockinette are so simple, yet graphic.

Using our new Mohair Silk DK and featuring a motif of decadent twisted ribs and reverse stockinette, this hat & cowl set from Illitilli suits everyone from urban minimalists to backwoods hikers. Rich stitches, scrumptious yarn, and a touch of texture sinks us into a wealth of easy decadence.

The hat is knit in the round from the brim to the crown, starting with an alternating cable cast on. Beginning with a provisional cast on, the cowl is knit flat, starting at the shoulder split and working across the back of the neck to the front, where the two ends are joined with an i-cord bind off.


Hat: 20 (22)” / 51 (56) cm circumference with 4″ / 10 cm negative ease, 9 ½” / 24 cm hat height
Cowl (One Size): 22″ / 56 cm cowl circumference, 11″ / 28 cm at widest point.

2 skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Mohair Silk DK in Jade (218 yd / 200 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 90% Superwash Merino, 5% Super Kid Mohair, 5% Silk)

Size 4 US / 3.5 mm 16″ / 40 cm circular needle and set of five double-pointed needles, or
32″ / 80 cm or longer circular needle for magic loop
Size 5 US / 3.75 mm straight needles
Spare size 5 US / 3.75 mm straight needle or DPN for bind off
Scrap yarn for provisional cast on
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge
Yarn needle, stitch markers

33 sts and 32 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in (k1 tbl, p1) rib stitch, after blocking
25 sts and 32 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, after blocking
36 sts and 28 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in [k1 tbl, p1] ribbing, after blocking.
22 sts and 28 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, after blocking.

You can find Sparrow Falls set, either as an individual pattern or as part of our Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 3 eBook, on our website HERE and on Ravelry. Be sure to show your support to Illitilli by checking out her other beautiful work. As always, share your finished projects on social media with the hashtags #sweetgeorgiayarns and #fallwithsweetgeorgia!


About Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha Hedrick is a knitwear designer and writer raising a family just outside the Great Smoky Mountains in Eastern Tennessee. As the Design Director for SweetGeorgia Yarns, her days (and heart) are filled to the brim with knitting, art, writing, editing, planning, and finding ways to put it all together. In the midst of that fibre-filled life, you'll find her living simply in the sweet spot where creativity, discovery, parenthood, and life intertwine.

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