Pagoda Cowl by Sarah Lehto

Pagoda Cowl

March 2019
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
440 - 500 yards (402 - 457 m)
One Size; Adjustable
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This stitch pattern from Hitomi Shida’s book, 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches, reminds me of the beautiful pagoda structures seen throughout East Asia. The stitch has a lot going on, with twisted ribbing, lace and scallops…but nothing too difficult when you take it one round at a time! This pattern is written for both worsted weight and fingering weight, and is perfect for those gradient packs that are popular right now, as well as partial skeins we all have in our stashes! Solid to semisolid yarns are recommended so that the fancy stitch work is the star. Pattern includes notes on resizing the cowl and knitting it in any weight yarn.

Worsted Weight: Patons Classic Wool (100% wool; 210y/192m per 100g ball); 1 skein black, 1 skein dark grey, 1 skein medium grey and 1 skein light grey
Sample used approximately 110y/100m of each color
I hand dyed this yarn and can dye it to order in my Etsy shop if you wish to use the exact colors

Fingering Weight: Cascade Heritage (75% wool, 25% nylon; 437y/400m per 100 skein); 1 skein each of 5 different colors from darkest to lightest
Pattern uses approximately 100y/91m of each color

Worsted Weight: 5mm/US 8 24-inch/61cm circular needle

Fingering Weight: 3.25mm/ US 3 24-inch/61cm circular needle

Stitch markers
Yarn needle

Worsted Weight: 25 sts/ 25 rounds = 4 in/10 cm in pattern stitch, blocked

Fingering Weight: 31 sts/ 31 rounds = 4 in/10 cm in pattern stitch, blocked

Finished Measurements
26” circumference, measured from
15” height measured from bottom scallop valley to top scallop tip