January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
213 - 235 yards (195 - 215 m)
One Size (adjustable)
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Csilla {a Hungarian feminine given name meaning ‘starlike’}.

Combining simple knit and purl stitches with traditional smocking technique, 
Csilla is richly textured and exceptionally squishy. The ornate motif is both 
top-down and inside-out reversible, making this cowl quite versatile in wear. Suitable for adventurous knitters of all skill levels, Csilla is a single-skein project 
ideal for showcasing those very special yarns in a way that is artful and wearable.


designed with Shorn, by Knitting the Stash - an 80% Cormo / 20% Corriedale blend, 230m/100g (250y/ 3.5oz)
requires 1 skein
suitable for DK weight yarns

Circular needle, 4.5mm (US 7) in diameter (or as needed to meet gauge), 
60cm (24”) in length

stitch marker, tapestry needle, measuring tape

blocked dimensions approximately 60cm x 24cm (24” x 9.5”)


19 sts / 26 rounds x 10cm/10cm (4”/4”) in stockinette

Special Techniques
wrapped stitches (instructions in pattern)

This pattern provides both written and charted instructions.

Pattern Support
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The Csilla design was inspired by Shorn - a very special sheep-to-skein yarn produced by Melissa Littlefield of Knitting the Stash. While rustic in origin, Shorn is exceptionally soft and silky to the touch. It also gives off a subtle sheen which takes on different qualities depending on the angle from which the strands are observed. The starlike smocking motif of Csilla evolved to highlight these characteristics, and I love the way the pattern and the yarn interact.

As a companion piece to this cowl, there is also a Csilla Hat pattern, available from Melissa directly. Kits and paper patterns for both designs can likewise be purchased from Melissa.