Chortak by Anna Pack


November 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in twisted stitch stranded colourwork
US 5 - 3.75 mm
372 yards (340 m)
one size
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Featuring stranded colourwork knitted in the round, using twisted stitches for a firm texture, the geometric patterns in this snug neckwarmer and mitts are inspired by traditional tilework from Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Chortak is an architectural term for a domed archway typical of the region.

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baa ram ewe Winterburn DK, 50% Bluefaced Leicester, 50% Masham (approx 230m/252yd per 100g):
1 skein Lotherton (A)
1 skein Yorkstone (B)

Yarn substitution:
The following approximate quantities of a similar DK weight yarn may be used (quantities may vary depending upon gauge and type of yarn used):
Cowl A: 105m/115yd B: 75m/85yd
Mitts A: 65m/75yd B: 95m/105yd
Both A: 170m/190yd B: 170m/190yd

Needles and Notions
3.75mm/US 5 (or size required to obtain gauge) preferred needle(s) for medium circumference knitting (eg a circular needle, 40cm/16in length) for cowl.
Preferred gauge-size needle(s) for small diameter knitting, for mitts.
Small length of waste yarn.
2 stitch markers.
Tapestry needle for finishing.
Blocking pins.

31 sts and 31 rounds to 10cm/4in, after wet-blocking, across twisted-stitch stranded colourwork. Gauge achieved with 3.75mm/US 5 needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Measurements and Sizing
Cowl: circumference 51.5cm/20.5in, height 17cm/6.75in.
Mitts: length 18cm/7in, palm circumference 20cm/8in. The mitts are shown on a hand with palm circumference 19cm/7.5in.