Burano Cowl by Anna Pack

Burano Cowl

August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in pairs of stitches over double-knitting
US 2 - 2.75 mm
525 yards (480 m)
one size
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A reversible cowl in baa ram ewe Titus, inspired by the colourful Venetian island of Burano.

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Knitted in the round using the ‘double-knitting’ technique to create a reversible fabric, this cowl is inspired by the colourful houses of the Venetian island of Burano, with geometric motifs based on the typical mosaic floors of the region.

baa ram ewe Titus (320m/350yd per 100g skein):
1 skein Rhubarb
1 skein Bramley Baths
1 skein Viking
Approximately half a skein in each colour is required.

Yarn substitution:
The suggested yarn is 4-ply weight therefore allow 160m/175yd in each colour of a similar weight 4-ply yarn.
Quantities may vary depending upon gauge and type of yarn used.

Needles and notions
2.75mm/US 2 circular needle, 40cm/16in length, stitch markers, tapestry needle for finishing.

24 pairs of sts and 36 rows to 10cm/4in in double-knitted pattern after wet blocking. Creating a swatch is highly recommended as gauge in double-knitting is often looser than that obtained over stockinette stitch or stranded colourwork. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain desired gauge in order to produce a smooth and even fabric.

One size: length 25cm/10in, circumference 75cm/30in.

Skills required
The pattern uses double knitting technique, working with two strands of yarn throughout to produce two layers of stockinette back to back, with the reverse side of the cowl being the mirror image (in terms of colour) of the front side. Basic instructions are given in the pattern but if you are new to this technique it is recommended that you view available online tutorials and work a practice swatch. Some links are available on my blog (skeinreaction.com) to assist with this.

Thanks to Karen Butler for tech editing this pattern.