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Fractal Cowl

Knitting
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch in double-knitted
US 3 - 3.25 mm
400 yards (366 m)
21 inch circumference and 7 inches tall
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Fractal Cowl is a double-knit cowl in two colors; the double-knitting makes it warm and cozy even though it’s made from sock- or sport-weight yarn. It’s reversible, so if you make stripes or use a color-changing yarn for one of the two colors, it’s like having two different cowls!

Size: At the given gauge, the cowl is 21 inches in circumference and 7 inches tall. This should fit most teens and adults. The size can be adjusted by changing gauge.

Difficultly: This is double-knit pattern suitable for people who have never double-knit before. Instructions for double-knitting are included in the pattern (as are links to external video tutorials). The pattern includes no shaping and is worked in the round.

Double-knitting is a slightly esoteric knitting skill, but in my opinion easier than other colorwork techniques like stranded knitting and intarsia.

Yarn: The original was knit in Sanguine Gryphon Bugga!, using 50 grams of a background color and 12 different 5-gram miniskeins as the contrast color. Any sock- or sport-weight yarn should be suitable for this pattern.

The pattern is given in chart form.

Fractal: I don’t know the name of this fractal (if you do -- please tell!). But the last image shows two iterations of the process that produces the fractal. The boundary on the cowl between the two colors is the result of three iterations of this process.