Bramen Cowl by Nancy Marchant

Bramen Cowl

March 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in tuck stitch pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
284 yards (260 m)
Circumference: 57cm [22½in] Length: 23cm [9in]
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Tuck stitches create a cosy, reversible fabric that is fun to knit.

The Bramen Cowl is the first pattern in Arnall-Culliford Knitwear’s new Boost Your Knitting programme.

You can purchase print copies of Boost Your Knitting from Purlescence (UK), Modern Daily Knitting (USA) and Strickmich (EU).

To fit average adult
Cowl circumference: 57cm [22½in]
Length: 23cm [9in]

Schoppel Wolle Gradient (DK weight; 100% wool; 260m per 100g ball)
Stone Washed (1535) 1 x 100g ball (see pattern instructions for how to divide your ball)

1 set 4mm [US 6] circular knitting needles, 60cm [20in] long, or size needed to match tension
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

14 sts and 46 rounds to 10cm [4in] over blackberry tuck stitch pattern, after washing and blocking

This cowl uses one ball of a gradient yarn, divided into two unequal portions to create a handy reversible cowl. It commences with a two-colour long-tail cast on, before the body of the cowl is worked in a quadruple tuck stitch pattern that is reminiscent of blackberries (Bramen is Dutch for blackberries). The cowl is cast off using Elizabeth Zimmermann’s sewn cast-off method (also known as stem stitch, half hitch or outline stitch cast off).

The ebook contains the following photo tutorials:
Two-colour long-tail cast-on method
Tuck stitch fabrics
Sewn cast-off method

The following video tutorials will be found on our website and YouTube channel from 1st March 2019:
Two-colour long-tail cast-on method
Tuck stitch fabrics
Sewn cast-off method