Florence Cathedral Cowl
The Florence Cathedral, also known as Il Duomo di Firenze and Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower, is a cathedral dating back to 1436. The basilica is one of Italy’s largest churches and it remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.
The Florence Cathedral Cowl is knit in the round with a repeating lace pattern and beads. It uses one skein of sock yarn, perfect for that single skein you can’t decide how to use. You can wear your cowl double looped as a casual mid-chest cowl or triple looped for a snugly neck warmer. Finished dimensions are 8 inches high and 66 inches circumference.
The stitch pattern is provided in a chart, as well as written out, and consists of increases, decreases and beads added after a stitch is knit. Percentages of yarn used are also provided if you wish to modify the size of your cowl.
Approximately 400-440 yards/366-402 meters fingering weight yarn. Sample knit in Malabrigo Sock (100% merino, 440 yards/402 meters, 3.53oz/100g) in the coloway Tiziano Red. Other suggested yarns include Cascade Heritage Silk, Dream in Color Smooshy, Madelinetosh Sock, or Plucky Primo Fingering.
Size US 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle in a length of 24”/60 cm or 32”/81 cm, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Thank you to my wonderful test knitters: ravinred, hooks2needles, and rezo. I appreciate you!