The design on this cowl is inspired by the style of art known as Insular, or Hiberno-Saxon. Knotwork decoration is a major feature of this style, and it has terrific visual interest when knitted up using the mosaic technique. The technique itself requires only very basic knitting skills; mosaic knitting makes colorwork easy! The garter stitch construction makes the cowl thicker and squishier than stockinette stitch, great for a cold day.
Knit Picks Gloss Fingering (70% Merino, 30% Silk, 220 yds [201m]/50g): 27019 Sterling (MC), 2 balls, 26580 Blackberry (CC), 1 ball
Thanks to Knit Picks for donating the yarn and to Judy for knitting the sample (and using those great buttons!).
Size US 1.5 (2.5mm) needles, straight or 24″ (60cm) or longer circulars
Size US 2.5 (3mm) needles, straight or 24″ (60cm) or longer circulars
Or size needed to obtain gauge
26 sts and 34 rows = 4″ [10cm] in St st
28 sts and 60 rows = 4″ [10cm] in patt after blocking
Approx. 11.5” [29cm] tall and 22” [56cm] circumference when buttoned
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Tapestry needle, stitch markers (optional), five 0.5″ (1.25cm) buttons.
About the Designer: Kathleen Sperling
Kathleen learned to knit when she was about seven or eight, and became seriously obsessed with it in adulthood. Then she discovered that she loved designing. Knitting inspires her with ideas for patterns of all kinds: simple and complex, funny and serious, and for people of all ages and flavours.
Ravelry name: wipinsanity