Ticking Cowl by Cirilia Rose

Ticking Cowl

Knitting
June 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
630 yards (576 m)
80" circumference, 8" height; measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking
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“Traditional ticking fabric was used for mattresses and for upholstering furniture. The densely woven striped fabric contained feathers or straw and prevented painful pokes. The clean lines and simple palettes have kept this a decorator’s favorite. The versatile look is practical and pleasing, with a reassuring homey feel.
While the Ticking Cowl imitates these traditional fabrics, the light, airy hand of Loft knit at a loose gauge has nothing in common with upholstery. Worn doubled or even tripled, it is a floaty layer of warmth that adds interest and a bit of textile history to whatever you’re wearing.

Note that while the pattern is worked in stockinette stitch, the reverse stockinette stitch side is intended to be the true Right Side. The pattern is written in this way to accommodate many knitters’ preference for knitting rather than purling. When the Cowl is worn twisted, both sides may show, so I recommend using a Spit Splice Join or Needle Felted Join when switching between colors. This will create the least obtrusive join, and will minimize finishing work.” – Cirilia Rose


CONSTRUCTION
Cowl is worked circularly from bottom ribbing towards top ribbing.

MATERIALS
Three colors of fingering weight wool yarn in varying amounts:
Color 1: Approximately 430 yards (shown in “Woodsmoke”)
Color 2: Approximately 150 yards (shown in “Camper”)
Color 3: Approximately 50 yards (shown in “Wool Socks”)

4 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g); 2 skeins of Color 1, 1 skein each of Color 2 and Color 3

GAUGE
22 stitches and 36 rounds = 4” in circular Stockinette Stitch with Gauge Needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after blocking with very slight stretch

NEEDLES
One 32” circular in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
80” circumference, 8” height; measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

SKILL LEVEL
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