Peace Silk Beret and Cowl to Knit Knitting Pattern Download

Originally published in PieceWork November/December 2016.
SKU: EP15153

This product will be accessible from My Downloadable Products located in My Account after purchase.

Availability: In stock.

$5.50

Please, log in or register to or .

Free Shipping on US orders over $50

Details
Details
While researching and writing about ethically harvested Peace Silk, Julie Turjoman's curiosity about the fiber led her to seek out a variety of skeins to sample. Having designed with silk yarn in the past, she knew that it could be both smooth and pleasurably soft as it slid through her fingers onto the needles or rough and easily split, leaving her fingers covered with both dye and tiny abrasions. Thankfully, Muga silk from Vijay Fibers falls into the first category; from start to finish it is a tactile delight.

A very slight haze on the yarn surface keeps its multiple plies from raveling, making it glide easily from needle to needle with no concern about splitting. And although Peace Silk must be spun from thousands of shorter filaments (rather than reeled from a single long thread), her skeins had a tensile strength that never showed signs of breakage. The finished beret and cowl have a luxurious hand that contrasts surprisingly with the sturdy toughness of the fiber itself. In addition, because the silk takes dye well, with depth and subtlety, it never bled onto her fingers, and very little dye showed up in the warm-water bath before blocking. The semisolid palette adds dimension and character to these knitted projects but never distracts from the stitch textures.

Although Julie suspected that the hazy surface of Muga silk might diminish the visibility of her chosen lace and stitch textures, that concern proved unfounded. The beret and cowl are as lacy as she could hope for, with a slouchy grace and a delicious softness next to the skin. The satisfaction of knowing that the silkworm pupae were allowed to complete their life cycles was a bonus. Although the production of Peace Silk makes it more expensive than yarn from traditional sericulture, the fiber that results from this method is exceptional.

Materials needed for the beret:
  • Vijay Fibers Muga Etude, 100% Muga silk yarn, worsted weight, 274 yards (250.5 m)/100 gram (3.5 oz) skein, 1 skein of Country Garden; www.yarningforewe.net
  • Needles, circular 16 inches (40 cm) and set of 4 or 5 double pointed size 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sewing needle (optional)
  • Fine elastic thread (optional)
  • Decorative button, 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter or other embellishment (optional)
Finished sizes: 19 (21) inches (48.3 [53.3] cm) band circumference, blocked
Gauge: 19 sts and 24 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in seed st, blocked; 18 sts and 24 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in Lace patt, blocked

Materials needed for the cowl:
  • Vijay Fibers Muga Etude, 100% Muga silk yarn, worsted weight, 274 yards (250.5 m)/100 gram (3.5 oz) skein, 1 skein of Country Garden; www.yarningforewe.net
  • Needles, circular 16–24 inches (40–61 cm) size 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
Finished sizes: 29 inches (73.7 cm) in circumference and 9 inches (22.9 cm) deep, blocked
Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in Lace patt, blocked
Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU EP15153
Product Type Pattern Download
Technique Knitting and Crochet
Author/Designer Julie Turjoman
File Type PDF
Reviews
Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please,

Fulfillment Info

Shipping Options
For United States customers:

 

Ground: $4.95 flat rate. Free shipping on orders over $50
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 2-8 business days. Includes tracking information.

 

2nd Day Air: $19.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 2 business days; no P.O. boxes. 2nd Day shipping includes tracking information.

 

Next Day Air: $49.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 1 business day; no P.O. boxes. Next Day shipping includes tracking information.


For International customers:

  • Shipping Method —All orders are sent via Airmail. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your order to arrive.
  • Tracking information is not available for International orders at this time.


International Air Printed Matter: $6.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is dependent on final destination. For Canada, the estimated shipping time is 2-4 weeks. For other International Countries please allow for an estimated shipping time of 4-6 weeks.


 

Digital Product Download
When you purchase a downloadable item from our store, you have unlimited access to your purchase and can download it as many times and as often as needed. To access and save your download please follow these instructions:

  1. Click on “Sign Up/Sign In” at the top right corner on this website
  2. Sign in with your email and password
  3. Click “Welcome, (your name)!” in the upper right corner
  4. On the left side of the screen click on “My Downloadable Products” *If you have purchased an online course, click "My Courses"
  5. Underneath the Product title will be the download link, click the link to view the PDF or Video
  6. To save your purchases to your computer please do the following:
    *PC Users: Right click on the download link, select “Save Link As” (Firefox, Chrome) or “Save Target As” (Internet Explorer)
    *MAC Users: Hold the Ctrl button while clicking on the download link and select the option “Download Linked File As” (Safari)
  7. Save the download(s) to your “Desktop,” “My documents” or other favorite folder. Click “Save”

If you are having trouble opening your download, we recommend using the latest version of Adobe Reader for eBooks, digital magazine issues and patterns/projects. Get it here for free: https://get.adobe.com/reader

 

For videos, we recommend using VLC Player. Here is the link to access VLC download for free: http://www.videolan.org


 

Digital Courses and Streaming Video

If you have purchased an on-demand courses or video you can access your product immediately by following the directions below. If you have purchased course with a start date you can still access it by following the directions below but may be limited to what you can access until the course starts at the date that was described in the details section of the product you purchased. 

  1. Click on “Sign Up/Sign In” at the top right corner on this website. 
  2. Sign in with your email and password
  3. Click “Welcome, (your name)!” in the upper right corner
  4. On the left side of the screen click on “My Courses”
  5. Click the button to the right of the Product Title labeled "Go To Course”
  6. This will open the course and video platform and place you in the dashboard. 
  7. Under My Courses or My Videos you should see your recent purchase. 
  8. Click the Start Course or Start Video button to the right to access your product.