Hero Cowl by Kyle Kunnecke

Hero Cowl

Knitting
April 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stranded pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
8.5" x 33" circumference, after blocking
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Inspired by the “Hero Ceiling” at Hearst Castle designed by Julia Morgan, and paying homage to the lettering of ancient times, this cowl
begins and ends with an i-cord hem. The lettering is worked using a series of charts and just two colors. ‘What does it say?’ you ask? As far as my research could decipher, it doesn’t say anything specific. Just as well; it’s the beauty of the hand-crafted letter that’s important in this piece.

This project requires knitting knowledge including: i-cord cast on / bind off, knit/purl, working in the round, reading colorwork charts, locked floats, Kitchener, and simple finishing, all on circular needles.