Laitís Cowl by Tania Barley

Laitís Cowl

March 2024
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Mosaic pattern in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
766 - 875 yards (700 - 800 m)
One size
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Laitís is a simple cowl worked in the round using slipped stitches (mosaic knitting) to achieve a lattice pattern with endless possibilities for colour and yarn combinations. Only one colour is worked at a time, making it quite a relaxing yet engaging knit once you get familiar with the stitch pattern. This cowl is great for using single skeins of colour-shifting or long gradient yarns, mixing and matching mini skeins and leftovers and, of course, using your own handspun to achieve fun colour effects.

You can also play around and use yarns of slightly different weights to achieve interesting effects.

Once size
Width x Circumference: 25 cm x 70 cm / 10 inches x 28 inches

Sample 1:
Colour A: Soft Donegal Single 1/3.8, 100% merino wool, colour 5507, 100 grams – 380 meters / 416 yards
Colour B: Aade Lõng (Kauni), 100% wool, 8/2, colour Rusty, 100 grams – 400 meters / 438 yards

Colour A: Tukuwool fingering, 100% Finnish wool, 100 gram – 370 meters / 405 yards
Colour B: Handspun fingering to sport weight 100% merino wool, fiber from Hikari Handmade, 100 grams – 360 meters / 394 yards

Sample 3:
Colour A: Handspun fingering to sport weight 100% Shetland wool, fiber from HillTopCloud, 100 gram – 360 meters / 394 yards
Colour B: Handspun DK weight 100% Shetland wool, fiber from Wingham Wool Work, 100 grams – 260 meters / 284 yards

Fingering to sport weight to achieve gauge. However, this cowl can be knitted in a variety of yarn weights (it is even possible to combine different yarn weights).

Colour A: 370 meters / 405 yards of fingering weight yarn
Colour B: 400 meters / 438 yards of fingering weight yarn

28 sts / 44 rnds per 10 cm / 4 inches in slip stitch (mosaic) pattern in the round after washing and blocking (gauge is given for fingering weight yarn).

Circular needles – 3.5 mm (US 4) or other to achieve gauge in fingering / sport weight yarn in the round

Please note that needle size is just a suggestion, you might need to change the size of your needles to achieve gauge.

Tapestry needle, crochet hook for provisional cast on, measuring tape, 1 stitch marker for beginning of round, 1 progress keeper (removable marker), smooth waste yarn for provisional cast on, spare circular needle (size smaller than your main needle) for transferring provisional cast on sts