Basilico Cowl by Anna Pack

Basilico Cowl

March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
372 - 405 yards (340 - 370 m)
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Featuring stranded colourwork in stripes of two colours, corrugated ribbing and Channel Island cast-on and bind-off edges, this cowl is inspired by the striped architecture of Italian churches such as the Duomo of Orvieto.

Designed to coordinate with Basilico Mitts - buy both patterns together for £5.

The Border Mill Alpaca Rose, 50% British alpaca, 50% rose fibre, with natural dyes (175m/191yd per 50g skein):
1 skein Electrum (A)
1 skein Pewter (B)
Depending on gauge, a second skein of A and/or B may be required.

Yarn substitution:
The following approximate quantities of a similar fingering weight yarn may be used (quantities may vary depending upon gauge and type of yarn):
Yarn A – 185m/202yd
Yarn B – 185m/202yd

Needles and Notions
3mm/US 2.5 circular needle, 40cm/16in length (or size required to obtain gauge). Stitch markers, tapestry needle for finishing.

34 sts and 34 rnds to 10cm/4in, after wet-blocking, across stranded colourwork pattern. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Length 24cm/9.5in, circumference 59cm/23.5in.

Skills Required
The pattern uses stranded colourwork along with increases and decreases to create slanting stripes in alternating colours. Other techniques include corrugated ribbing and Channel Island cast-on and matching bind-off for a decorative edge.