Knights' Banner Cowl by Varian Brandon
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Knights' Banner Cowl

Knitting
February 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in color work
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
450 - 500 yards (411 - 457 m)
Finished size: 10 in. x 34 in. (25.4 cm x 86.36 cm.)
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Designed in the pattern tradition of the colorful tents and banners of medieval knights, this equally colorful cowl is knitted in the round from the bottom up. The color patterning is deceptively simple…one round of two stitches on one color and three of the next, followed by a second round of four stitches on one color and one of the next. The changes of color create the pattern.

Finished size: 10 in x 34 in (25.4 cm x 86.36 cm)

Gauge: 4 in (10.16 cm) = 27 sts and 30 rnds
Note: Obtaining both stitch and row gauge is ideal; however, if you have to make a choice, try to get row gauge. Stitch gauge can be achieved through blocking if you are not too far off. Also, try using wooden needles which have more grip on the yarn.

Materials:
Yarn: Mountain Colors Yarns, Weaver’s Wool, 100% Wool,
Shade A: Blue Green 260 yrds
Shade B: Apple Green 135 yrds
Shade C: Marigold 55 yrds

Needles: US 2 (2.75mm) 24 in circular needle and US 4 (3.5mm) 24 inch circular needle
Stitch markers.