Kylix Cowl by Stitch Gremlin

Kylix Cowl

DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Colourwork
US 6 - 4.0 mm
317 - 361 yards (290 - 330 m)
One Size (easily adjustable)
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If you are a beginner and are looking for a rhythmic pattern to get your confidence up, or are an old hand at colourwork looking for a quick project, this is for you!

The inspiration for this cowl design came from looking at motifs found on pottery from ancient Greece. I love playing with texture, and something about translating a pattern from the rigid form of ceramic to the soft medium of yarn was really exciting!

The pattern features a repeating colourwork motif - if you want a narrower or wider cowl you can add/remove repeats as desired (this will have an effect on the yardage needed). For those less confident at colourwork, I have included an additional chart which provides guidance on where floats should be caught.

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12.5”/ 32cm wide (25”/64cm circumference)
14.5”/ 37cm tall

2 contrasting colours of DK yarn.
Colour 1 (C1): 190m/206yds
Colour 2 (C2): 116m/127yds

Sample shown in: James C. Brett Top Value DK 290m/317yds per 100g:
C1: Burnt Orange (849) - I used 65g
C2: Dark Brown (841) - I used 40g

4mm/US 6 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
24”/60cm circular needles

Locking stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Skills needed
Knitting in the round
Stranded colourwork