Samurai Cowl by Emma Welford
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Samurai Cowl

Knitting
August 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in lace patt, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
880 yards (805 m)
24" neck circumference and 24" tall at deepest point

Japan did not participate in the Great Exhibition, despite the Royal Commission’s invitation and Europe’s fascination with the Orient. Visitors to the Exhibition would have loved the Samurai Cowl, in which bands of garter stitch alternate with lozenge motifs resembling the scales (kozane) of early samurai armor. Wear this versatile accessory as a cowl, a poncho, or even a hood.

Difficulty Expert

Finished Size 24” neck circumference and 24” tall at deepest point.

Yarn Plymouth Yarn Linaza (50% alpaca, 25% linen, 25% Tencel): #1662 sapphire, 2 skeins.

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 32” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; tapestry needle.

Gauge 24 sts and 30 rows = 4” in lace patt, blocked; 22 sts and 44 rows = 4” in garter st.

Note This cowl is worked from the top down. It is first worked back and forth in rows, then it is joined and worked in the round to the end.