Sangallo cowl by Jen Arnall-Culliford

Sangallo cowl

Knitting
November 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch worked helically
US 7 - 4.5 mm
179 yards (164 m)
Circumference: 48cm [18¾in] Depth: 22.5cm [8¾in]

Antonio de Sangallo the Younger was the architect behind the double helix curved passage at the St Patrick’s Well in Orvieto, Italy. He was inspired by the Bramante staircase at the Vatican, and my cowl design uses a double helix of stitches to create seamless garter stitch. Over the garter stitch a cable panel is worked. The ebook contains instructions on working a chart at the same time as helical knitting, including troubleshooting photo tutorials.

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Size
Circumference: 48cm [18¾in]
Depth: 22.5cm [8¾in]

Yarn
Something to Knit With Aran (70% highland wool, 30% superfine alpaca; 82m [89yds] per 50g skein)
Strawberry 2 x 50g skeins

Needles and notions
1 set 4.5mm [US 7] circular needles, 40cm [16in] long, or needle size required to match tension
Stitch markers
Cable needle

Tension
19 sts and 38 rounds to 10cm [4in] over garter stitch worked helically (this may vary from your flat garter stitch tension, since it requires both knit and purl stitches)
28 sts of cable panel measures 10cm [4in]

Pattern notes
The cowl starts with a ribbed edging. Helical garter stitch is then established, with a cable panel worked between markers. The cowl is completed with a second rib edging. Cable panel instructions are provided in both written and charted formats.

Special techniques
Photo tutorials for the following techniques can be found within this ebook.
Helical garter stitch
Following charts while working helically

Video tutorials
The following video tutorials may be found on our website:
Helical garter stitch