Cowl of Ceylon by Tabi Ferguson

Cowl of Ceylon

October 2014
Light Fingering ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
262 - 328 yards (240 - 300 m)
cowl or neckwarmer
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I conceived and knit The Ceylon Series while cycling around on the island of Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon). They are a mock cable technique using increases and decreases rather than a cable needle. A lacy version for ‘her’ and solid version for ‘him’ can be made by reading the chart legend.

Ability to understand charts, work in the round, and increase and decrease stitches.

Laceweight/Light Fingering Version:
240-300m of 300m/50g light fingering yarn
3.5-4.0mm 40cm circular needle.

Sericin Silkworks Mink Merino Silk Laceweight available at and Shall We Knit?, Waterloo, Ontario. 3.75mm needles, 5 chart repeats wide and 3.5 chart repeats high. Finished circumference: 70cm/27.5”, height 28cm/11”. 225m/246yds of yarn.
Gauge 24sts over 4”/10cm or 40 rows over 4”/10cm.

Sport Version (Neckwarmer):
140m-160m of 140m/50g DK or Sport Yarn
4.5mm, 40cm circular needle

Sericin Silkworks Silk Yak 4 Ply available at 4.5mm needles, 4 chart repeats wide and 1.75 chart repeats high. Finished circumference: 60cm/23.5”, height 18cm/7”. 145m/158yds of yarn. Gauge 21sts over 4”/10cm or 32 rows over 4”/10cm.