Escalier Cowl by La Cave à Laine

Escalier Cowl

September 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Escalier Mosaic Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
787 yards (720 m)
Circumference: 76 inches/190 cm, Depth: 13¾ inches/35 cm
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Montmartre, 130 m high, is the Right Bank hill in Paris’s 18th arrondissement. Because of its height and age (Roman ruins have been uncovered from the 2nd century), the streets swoop around, sometimes connected by steep stairs, or escaliers. To add variety to this large cowl, half of it is worked in simple, two-round stripes, while the other half will give you a steep set of Parisian stairs in mosaic stitch form, without all that climbing. Mosaic pattern is provided in both charted and written formats.

One Size


  • La Bien Aimée Merino DK (100% Superwash Merino; 252 yd/230 m per 115 g skein); MC: Winter Garden; 2 skeins or approximately 380 m of DK yarn; CC: Winterfell; 2 skeins or approximately 340 m of DK yarn
  • US7/4.5 mm circular needle, 37-inch/93 cm (or size needed to achieve gauge)
  • Stitch markers, tapestry needle

21 sts x 46 rnds = 4 inches/10 cm in Escalier Mosaic stitch, after blocking

I Knit Paris
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From the Eiffel Tower to jardins a la française, take a knitting whirl through Paris. We introduce you to nine French knitwear designers, visit eight Parisian LYSes, and share our favorite bits of the City of Light.

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Designers include

  • Christelle Bagéa/Tricot et Stitch
  • Enrico Castronovo/Les Tricoteurs Volants
  • Marion Crivelli
  • Julie Dubreux/Julie Knits In Paris
  • Chloé Fourtune-Ravard/Tisserin Coquet
  • Lucile Francomme/Lucile Ateliers Designs
  • Marie-Amélie/Marie Amélie Designs
  • Sara Maternini/La Cave à Laine
  • Sylvie Polo/Polo & Co.

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