Chateau de Versailles Cowl by Lara Neel

Chateau de Versailles Cowl

January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in two colors
US 3 - 3.25 mm
850 yards (777 m)
24” around by 8” tall
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When I saw the deceptively simple tilework in a courtyard at the the Palace of Versailles, I knew I had to knit it. It makes for lovely, easy-to-knit, but striking colorwork. A small band of garter stitch at the beginning and end of the piece prevents curling.

I can never get garter stitch to behave well in the round (and who wants ALL of that purling?) So, the garter stitch is worked back-and-forth. The seams are only one inch long on each end of the cowl, so they’re not too terrible. The rest of the piece is knit entirely in the round.