Tapestry by StringTheory Design


April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
390 - 400 yards (357 - 366 m)
48" x 7.5"
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The motif used for this reversible cowl is based on a pattern from an early 17th century German book of needlework designs. The timeless design has reappeared in books and textiles down through the centuries.

This cowl is knit using the double knitting technique, but could just as easily be knit as a stranded piece. The 48” length is recommended as it can be easily double wrapped. A shorter cowl can be knit using fewer repeats of the motif.

Contrasting colors work best to show off the pattern.

Provisional cast-on
Either double knitting or stranding

About cable lengths: I use a 30” to cast on, and knit with a 24” cable as that eliminates the need to constantly push stitches up to the needle. Some students in my classes prefer a 36/40” cable as they prefer spreading out their stitches. It’s easier to spot twists in the join and other errors with the stitches spread out.