Bogolan by Elizabeth Davis


October 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
420 yards (384 m)
one size
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A series of reversible cowls inspired by West African bogolanfini (“mud cloth”) textiles. Mix and match colors and patterns to make it your own.

  • Charts included for five different stranded motifs.
  • An excellent project for learning stranded color work.
  • Worked in the round beginning with a provisional cast-on and ending with a 3-needle bind-off.
  • May be worked in any dk, sport, or light worsted weight yarn that knits to gauge.
  • Requires approximately 210 yards / 195 meters of each color. Yardage may vary depending on options chosen.

(Pattern was updated January 2015.)