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Lyyke Needle Sizer and Gauge Tool

New from Knitter's Pride

2.5, 2.75, 3.0 mm

$12.60 - $13.00

All needle sizes in 40cm (16"), 60cm (24"), 80cm (32"), and 100cm (40")

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta


Zoologist Hat & Cowl Pattern

Designed by Michelle Porter

This delightful duo presents a stunning set of stripes to keep you warm and stylish. The Zoologist Hat and Cowl set can represent any personality you wish, by changing the colour combination to emulate a zebra, tiger, kitty, or perhaps even wood grain. Worked in the round, the charted pattern is perfect for two-handed, stranded colourwork technique. Subtle shaping in the cowl allows the cowl to sit nicely in place.

Pattern is available as a downloadable PDF at checkout.  A link for future download will also be emailed to you with your receipt.

One Size fits Adult Medium
Hat to fit with 0-5 cm (0-2") of negative ease.

Supplies Required:

One set size 2.75 mm / US 2 circ needle, 40 cm / 16" long; or size(s) needed to achieve gauge.

PLUS either a set of double pointed needles, a second circular needle , or a long circular needle for magic loop in same size as above to use when shaping crown of hat.

The Hat AND Cowl require 1 skein of Lascaux Fine 100 in each of the main colour (MC) and contrast colour (CC). 

EITHER the Hat ONLY or the Cowl ONLY require 1 skein of Lascaux Fine 50's in each of the main colour (MC) and contrast colour (CC). 


    Lascaux Fine
    25% Manx Loaghtan Wool / 75% Punta Arenas Wool
    Lascaux Fine 50's 175 m / 192 yds per 50 gram / 1.75 oz skein
    Lascaux Fine 100 - 350 m / 385 yds per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein

    Patterns and e-books are all delivered by digital download. If your order includes yarn or other items requiring shipment a pattern download email will be sent by our system at the same time and date as shipping confirmation. If your order only includes a pattern and no yarn, the system will immediately send an email with a download link. Our system will send a fresh link to download a new version of a pattern when updates occur. Details on changes to patterns can be found on our pattern errata page.

    Ancient Arts Yarn can be purchased through several different options:

    • Place an order through this website
    • Come visit our store at 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, AB
    • Order over the phone at 403-454-5663
    • Visit a local yarn shop that stocks Ancient Arts Yarns. A list of shops can be found under the stockist menu above.

    Need help choosing the right yarn for your next project? Including questions on:

    • Choosing the right yarn base
    • Colour choices
    • Calculating yarn requirements

    Please contact us at 403-454-5663 or email us at sales@ancientartsfibre.com to get started.

    Order Changes

    If you need to make changes to your order before you receive a shipping notice, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'll do our best to accommodate any changes you need. We can be reached by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com or phone at 403-454-5663.

    Combining Orders

    To save on shipping costs, you can combine your orders. To do so, please contact us by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com or by phone at 403-454-5663. If your order has not yet shipped, we can combine it with another order and refund to you any shipping costs may be saved by combining.

    Shipments to United States

    • Shipped by USPS or UPS
    • Please note that only USPS will deliver to US PO Boxes
    • Tracking numbers provided on all shipments
    • All brokerage and duty paid by Ancient Arts, you will incur no additional cost to receive your order

    Shipments to Canada

    • Shipped by Canada Post, ICS Courier, Purolator and UPS
    • Please note that only Canada Post will deliver to PO Boxes
    • All brokerage and duty paid by Ancient Arts, you will incur no additional cost to receive your order

    Shipments to International (Outside Canada & USA)

    • Shipped by USPS and Canada Post.
    • Tracking number available to most destinations
    • You are responsible for any additional brokerage, duties or taxes that may be incurred on import into your country. We cannot change or reduce the amount on your commercial invoice or change the description to gift.

    We offer a 60-day return and exchange policy from the date of shipment. To be eligible for a return or exchange yarn must be in original condition with label intact and be scent and smoke-free. Please note that shipping fees are non-refundable. Refunds will be issued to the original payment method used for the purchase.

    Please contact us by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com or by phone at 403-454-5663 to arrange return.

    Phone: 403-454-5663

    Email: info@ancientartsfibre.com

    Studio: 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, AB, Canada