Fouilloy Cowl by Kathleen Sperling

Fouilloy Cowl

August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
39 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded pattern after blocking
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
335 - 895 yards (306 - 818 m)
Small, medium, large

A thirteenth-century bestiary volume provided the inspiration for this elaborate-looking accessory set. Much is unknown about the manuscript, including its talented scribe, but it is of Franco-Flemish origin and the author is Hugo of Fouilloy.

Note: This pattern can be purchased as part of an eBook of just the Fouilloy cowl, earband, and mittens together; or as part of a larger collection of accessories built around a theme of medieval illumination. If you purchase just the Fouilloy set, you will automatically receive a discount off the cost of the collection.

Skills Required

  • Knitting, purling
  • Stranded knitting in the round
  • Chart reading

Size Information

All sizes are 9.5” high.

  • Small: 22” circumference
  • Medium: 32” circumference
  • Large: 60” circumference

Yarn Requirements

  • Small: approximately 200 yards main colour, and 135 yards contrast colour
  • Medium: approximately 275 yards main colour, and 190 yards contrast colour
  • Large: approximately 530 yards main colour, and 365 yards contrast colour

Other Materials Needed

  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends