Contrasting textures add an extra dimension to the simple, elegant colourwork pattern of Tempered. Matte against lustrous; tweedy recycled silk/merino/cashmere against the sheen and halo of kid mohair/silk: the yarns dance together to create an airy, soft fabric that plays with the light.

Tempered is worked in the round in stranded colourwork starting from a provisional cast on, and finished with a 3 needle bind off on both ends. For this pattern, you will need to know how to do stranded colourwork, read a colourwork chart, make a provisional cast on and do a 3 needle bind off. The stripes make it easy to adapt Tempered to suit your style: add buttons and buttonholes (or not: you can just overlap the stripes and sew the buttons to both layers), or leave out however many stripes you like, and graft the ends together for a double loop cowl.

Pattern PDF download: $7.50 USD on Ravelry or Payhip.

Size: 7.75in/19.5cm wide x 64in/162.5cm long

Yarn: Shibui Knits Pebble (48% recycled silk, 36% fine merino, 16% cashmere; 224 yds/205m per 0.88 oz/25g); Fog (Colour A): 2 skeins; Graphite (Colour C): 2 skeins, AND

Shibui Knits Silk Cloud (60% kid mohair, 40% silk; 330 yds/300m per 0.88 oz/25g); Suit (Colour B): 1 skein; Tar (Colour D): 2 skeins

OR A: 444 yds/406m; B: 203 yds/186m; C: 266 yds/243m; D: 436 yds/399m

Gauge: 31 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stranded colourwork

Photos by Gale Zucker.

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