Firenze Cowl by Elizabeth Elliott

Firenze Cowl

November 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27.5 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork
US 4 - 3.5 mm
380 - 400 yards (347 - 366 m)
21"/53cm around, 7¼"/18.5cm high
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Inspired by the textiles of the Italian Renaissance, the Firenze Cowl is a reversible, double-layer cowl in stranded colourwork. It uses an an original colourwork chart representing seaweed and waves, and a variation on a traditional colourwork pattern for the vines. The Firenze cowl is worked in the round from a provisional cast on, which is grafted to the end stitches in finishing. A matching mitten pattern is also available; both patterns can be made with 1x50g and 1x20g of each colour of the recommended yarn.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3-ply (225m/246yd per 50g), 1 skein each colour. Shown in MC Nirvana (92% merino, 8% cashmere), Sand; CC Eden (100% merino), Sage.

Needles: US4/3.5mm 24”/60cm circular needle or size to obtain gauge

Notions: 1 stitch marker, yarn/tapestry needle for weaving in ends