Maryam Cowl by Knitting Expat Designs

Maryam Cowl

September 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
164 - 197 yards (150 - 180 m)
One Size
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The design inspiration behind this collection of patterns came from my Aunt Maryam, who sadly passed away a few years ago due to complications associated with Early Onset Alzheimer’s. Growing up I always knew of her as the knitter in my Mum’s family, even though many of my other Aunts also knit I have more hand knits from my Aunt Maryam than the rest put together. So I always associated her with knitting. The other thing I associate with her are braids, she was the person who taught me how to do French braids when I was 8 years old and so every time I do a braid in my hair I find myself thinking of her. Ever since I started knitting and designing patterns I’d had this idea in my mind to design a collection of patterns incorporating braided cables in memory of my Aunt Maryam, and so here they are.

What you will need:

• Yarn: 80g – 100g (160m/175yrds-200m/220yrds) of worsted weight yarn. The yarn used for the sample is The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze in the 100% Superwash Merino Worsted weight, in the Sonora Colourway (approx. 80g - 160m/175yds – Sample shown used 75g - 150m/186yds).

• Needles – 5mm (US 8) 16” circular needle.

• Notions –
1 Marker for beginning of the round
8 Stitch Markers to mark the different cable sections
1 cable needle

• Gauge – 5 stitches per 2.5cm/1 inches.

Finished Size of cowl:

Approx. 52cm (20 inches) around the circumference & 20cm (8 inches) deep.