designed by Mary Beth Kelso
Fana is a reversible cowl featuring traditional sweater motifs from the Fana region of Norway. These are customarily done in stranded knitting in red or green on white, but here are worked in the Double Knitting technique, with marine blue reflecting the coastal origins of the design.
A great first double-knit project–since it’s worked in the round, you don’t have to worry about closing the edges or reading charts backwards! And don’t worry if you haven’t done double knitting, because we’ve also done several videos on it.
2 (4) balls each of MC and CC, at 136 yards per ball
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Trendsetter Yarns Merino VI (100% Extrafine Merino Wool; 136 yds [125 m]/50 g): Color 14339 Regal Marine (MC), 2 (4) balls, Color #100 White (CC), 2 (4) balls, or 185 (495) yds [170 (455) m] each DK weight yarn in two colors.
Size US 6 (4mm) needle, straight for cast-on
Size US 7 (4.5mm) needle, 16” (40cm) for size Small, 32” (80 cm) for size Large
Extra circular in US 7 (4.5mm) or smaller for Kitchener bind-off (optional)
Or size needed to obtain gauge
19 sts and 28 rnds = 4″ [10cm] in Double Knitting after blocking
Make sure you read to the right about how to make a gauge swatch in this case.
Note: Exact gauge is not crucial but will affect yarn usage and finished measurements.
S (L): 22.75 (60.5)” [57 (151.25)cm] circumference
Both sizes: 9″ [22.5cm] height
Completely adjustable for circumference and height (see Notes)
Stitch markers – one for BOR and 8, (23) more (optional) to mark pattern repeats.
We give you 4 tutorials to really help you make this fun cowl!
About the Designer: Mary Beth Kelso
Mary Beth spent many years teaching and writing in-house patterns at her LYS before turning her focus to designing. She loves to puzzle out stitch patterns and construction methods, then make patterns and videos that are clear and easy to follow. Her most recent designs have been for Vogue Knitting, Tahki Stacy Charles, and inTANDEM zine. She also designs and knits for the Chicago Theater Bike Ride and Welcome Blanket charities and teaches crochet to seniors.