Maurits by Andrea Rangel


November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
985 - 1230 yards (901 - 1125 m)
17½" wide; Version I: 45¼” long, Version II: 59” long
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Graphic chevron medallions occasionally interrupted by horizontal stripes create an eye- catching infinity cowl that will elevate any outfit. Maurits is worked in the round from a provisional cast-on and grafted to join the ends, so there’s no wrong side or seam to conceal. The pattern is given for two lengths, a 45” version requiring two skeins of Loft in each color and a generous 59” loop requiring three skeins of each. The hypnotic colorwork motif is predictable and doesn’t require floats longer than four stitches, making this an excellent project for perfecting your stranding technique. Choose your favorite high-contrast combination for modern impact—we used Fossil and Button Jar—or opt for the subtle spice of two rich autumn hues like Homemade Jam and Pumpernickel. You could even select a gradient of contrast colors and work a segment of the cowl in each.


  • The cowl is worked as a tube, beginning with a Provisional Cast On, alternating stripes and stranded colorwork patterns.
  • The beginning and end of the cowl are grafted together using Kitchener Stitch.

Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
545 (655) yards of Color 1 (C1)
440 (575) yards of Color 2 (C2)

Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):
2 (3) skeins each of C1 & C2

Version I:
Photographed in colors Homemade Jam (C1) & Pumpernickel (C2)

Version II:
Photographed in colors Fossil (C1) & Button Jar (C2)

23 stitches & 36 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
23 stitches & 26 rounds = 4” in charted colorwork pattern with Size B needle, after blocking

Size A (for Striped Sections):
One 16” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: US 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size B (for Charted Colorwork Sections):
One 16” circular needle two sizes larger than Size A needle
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

17½“ wide; Version I: 45¼” long, Version II: 59” long

Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

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Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.