by Elizabeth Elliott
November 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork in the round on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
254 - 500 yards (232 - 457 m)
25 in/63.5cm (49 in/124.5cm) circumference, 8.75 in/21.5cm deep
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Natural wool shades combine with Jill Draper’s hand dyed colour to make Quire, a geometric colourwork cowl with scrumptious texture. Pattern includes instructions for both single loop and double loop cowls, with directions for further adjusting the circumference. (Model is wearing the long/double loop size.) Colourwork stitch pattern is charted only. To make Quire, you will need to know how to knit, purl, work in the round, do stranded colourwork, and read charts.


Jill Draper Makes Stuff Rockwell (100% American grown Cormo Merino Cross wool)

  • A: Hand Dyed (280 yds/256m per 4 oz/113g), Tastes Like Purple: 1 skein or 122 yds/112m (240 yds/220m)
  • B: Mono (140 yds/128m per 2 oz/57g), Natural Dark Brown: 1 skein or 61 yds/56m (120 yds/110m)
  • C: Mono, Natural Medium Brown: 1 skein or 71 yds/65m (140 yds/128m)


  • US6/4mm circular
  • US 7/4.5mm circular, or size needed for correct gauge

Needle length (both needle sizes): 24 in/60cm long for short/single loop; 32 in/80cm - 40 in/100cm long for long/double loop


  • 1 stitch marker
  • yarn needle