Portcullis Cowl by Nathan Taylor

Portcullis Cowl

April 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 54 rows = 4 inches
in Tuck Stitch pattern from the cowl
US 6 - 4.0 mm
250 - 270 yards (229 - 247 m)
One Size - 21cm (8.5in) tall, and 62cm (24in) in circumference.
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It might be true to say that there has never been a squishier, more luxurious, delicious cowl in all the world of knitting! It might be…

The Portcullis Cowl is a short circular cowl, just perfect for throwing on around your neck, and letting it cuddle you in a cosy, warm knitted hug. It features two contrasting colours of squishy yarn, and an attractive banded design that enhances the elegance and line of your neck. It can be worn rolled, or standing up, depending on your mood, and it even looks pretty good inside out, giving you the chance of a whole new look!

The cowl is made with tuck stitches, which are a method of lifting strands of yarn up one or more rows, by wrapping them over your needles, and slipping the stitch below, elongating some stitches, squashing others together, and making an all-round comfort-fest of a cowl that once worn, you will never want to take off.

Don’t worry if you have never worked with tuck stitches before - this pattern contains full instructions and links to exclusive video tutorials, giving detailed information about everything you will need in order to make this cowl. It’s all right in these pages!

Interested in learning more about Tuck Stitches? Nancy Marchant, the Queen of Brioche is due to release her latest book on the subject, entitled simply Tuck Stitches, very soon. Keep an eye on her profile for details (briocher). I have Nancy to thank for introducing me to tuck stitches, and for supporting the development and release of this pattern. Thanks Nancy!