Vera Cowl by Florence Spurling

Vera Cowl

Knitting
June 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Vera Colourwork Chart Pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
376 yards (344 m)
One size. Circumference: 57.5cm/22.75” at bottom/widest point, 55cm/21.75” at top/narrowest point. Height: 29cm/11.5”
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A colourwork cowl with a difference, Vera combines Fair Isle and duplicate stitch embroidery to create a striking pattern effect. Perfect for knitters with a love for colour and embellishment, Vera is an ideal project to expand your surface design skill set. This design requires six colours of DK-weight yarn: three for the Fair Isle and three for the embroidery.

Yarn
Sample Used:
For Fair Isle – Colours 1-3 (C1-C3)
C1 – 184m/201yds of “Nightfall”
C2 – 69m/76yds of “Blushing Botanist”
C3 – 27m/30yds of “Loam”

For embroidery – Colours 4-6 (C4-C6)
C4 – 23m/25yds of “Studio 54”
C5 – 16m/18yds of “Moonstone”
C6 – 25m/28yds of “Homer”

Tools & Materials
• 3.75mm/US 5, 61cm/24” circular needle
• 4.00mm/US 6, 61cm/24” circular needle
• Stitch marker
• Tapestry needle for embroidery and weaving in ends

Construction Notes
Cowl is worked in the round.
To achieve a slight tapering towards the neck, a needle one size smaller than the main needle is used towards the end of the cowl.
Embroidery is added with duplicate stitch, after the cowl is blocked.