Murano Cowl by Anna Pack

Murano Cowl

December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
424 yards (388 m)
One size
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Featuring stranded colourwork knitted in the round, this cowl is inspired by a twelfth century mosaic pavement in the Basilica of Santa Maria e San Donato on the Venetian island of Murano. A related Murano hat pattern is also available which uses the same colours with the need for one additional skein of Tukuwool Fingering.

Buy both the Murano Hat and Murano Cowl patterns together for a special combined price of £5.

Instructions are both charted and written.


Tukuwool fingering 100% Finnish wool (195m/213yd per 50g skein):
1 skein 02 Humu (MC)
1 skein H31 Aava (CC1)
1 skein H28 Ujo (CC2)

Yarn substitution:
The following approximate quantities of a similar fingering weight yarn may be used:
MC (grey) – 155m/170yd
CC1 (blue) – 100m/110yd
CC2 (pink) – 133m/145yd
Quantities may vary depending upon gauge and type of yarn used.

Needles and Notions

3mm/US 2.5 (or size required to obtain gauge) circular needle, 40cm/16in length.
Stitch markers, tapestry needle for finishing, stainless steel pins for blocking.


31 sts and 34 rows to 10cm/4in, after wet blocking, across all stranded colourwork charts. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Measurements and Sizing

One size: circumference 62cm/24.5in, height 29cm/11.5in.

Special techniques

The cowl uses Channel Island cast-on and bind-off for a decorative edge. Details are given of online articles which explain these techniques.

Thankyou to Karen Butler for tech editing this pattern.