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.

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