Bukhara by Kathleen Sperling


January 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in mosaic knitting chart on 2.75mm needles, after blocking
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
250 yards (229 m)
One size: adult, approx. 8" high and 24" circumference
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This pattern is available from wipinsanity.blogspot.com for $3.99.

Legend has it that the beauty of the Kalayan Minaret, in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, is so inspiring that it was the only structure spared by Genghis Khan when he razed the city in the thirteenth century. Looking at it today, it is not difficult to see why this might be true. From its base to the top of its rotunda – approximately 150ft - section upon section of intricate detailing covers the exterior. One of these beautiful sections lent itself particularly well to the mosaic knitting technique, and inspired me to design this cowl.

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Yarn requirements

  • main colour: approximately 150yds
  • contrast colour: approximately 100yds

Other materials needed

stitch marker, or whatever you use to mark for beginning of rounds


An update was made to the pattern PDF file on January 6, 2014 to correct a typo in needle size on page 3.