Townhouse by Skeinwalker Knits

Townhouse

Knitting
March 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
274 yards (251 m)
One; easily customizable.
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Townhouses in The Netherlands are often narrow, long and tall - skinny houses so to speak. They stretch upwards reaching for the sky. Many townhouses built centuries ago have elaborate gables. A popular style back then was the step gable. These are characterized by a series of steps on each side rising to meet in the center. The steps are often topped with white sandstone blocks.
The Townhouse cowl is inspired by these skinny townhouses and is a play of stitches in two colors that form shapes reminiscent of step gables. The colorwork uses mosaic knitting. Large wooden beads serve as attention grabbers and as buttons to close the cowl. Get ready to stroll along the bending canals of Amsterdam: Join the fun and dive right into mosaic!

Did you always wanted to try out mosaic knitting? Then this pattern is for you! The Townhouse cowl pattern comes with a video tutorial to learn how to work mosaic stitches and how to read mosaic charts. Of course, the written instructions are also included so that you can choose and have the Townhouse cowl your way.

Yarn
De Rerum Natura Cyrano (Aran; 100% Merino; 150 meters / 164 yards per 100 grams); MC: 1 ball, CC: 1 ball; sample uses 86 grams in color Naturel (MC) and 81 gram in color Plume (CC).

Needles
5.5 mm (US size 9) needles or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge
13.5 stitches and 28.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Garter stitch, unblocked.
14 stitches and 27 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern A – Step Gable, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Notions
Stitch markers: 4. Tapestry needle. 3 wooden beads.

Size
One; easily customizable.

Final measurements
Width (w): 23.5 cm / 9.25 inches, length (l): 98 cm / 38.5 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, slipped stitches, single increases and decreases. Mosaic knitting. Relatively easy to memorize stitch pattern. Patterning on all rows. Button holes, placing buttons. Video tutorials are provided for the used stitches and techniques.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked flat and sideways. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern and to work the pattern as a scarf.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.

Pattern support
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.