Vittorio Cowl by Janelle Martin

Vittorio Cowl

December 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Chart A
US 4 - 3.5 mm
264 yards (241 m)
Small (Large)
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Join in the advent calendar fun with this Missoni-inspired cowl, named for Vittorio Missoni who turned the fashion brand into a global powerhouse. Designed for the Shall We Knit? yarn store advent calendar, this fun cowl comes in two sizes and uses up all the yarn in 24 colours of Koigu ‘Minis.’

Kits available from Shall We Knit? and Earthfaire

Note: This cowl was designed using Koigu ‘Minis’ which are labeled at 11 yds (10 m) each. On average, these skeinettes are longer than labeled and the cowl was designed to use up as much yarn as possible. Therefore, the overall yardage used is more than the equivalent of 24 skeinettes of the Koigu ‘Minis.’ If you are substituting yarn, please use the listed yardage rather than calculating from Koigu ‘Minis.’ You will use up almost every bit of yarn for this project, I finished with about 5 yards left (made up of bits of different colours).

In the photo showing the three cowls on the fence, the cowl on the left was knit using the Minis randomly, the one on the right was knit after having organized the Minis in a gradient. The cowl in the middle is the smaller size, knit with the Minis in random order.

Skills Required:

  • Working in the round
  • Working with increases and decreases
  • Working with charts and written instructions
  • Working stripes
  • Blocking

Finished Size (blocked):
20 (10)“/51 (25.5) cm high by 18 (36)”/46 (91.5) cm circumference

Other Tools:

  • Stitch marker - 5 (10)
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions - optional)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • T-pins

Yarn: 264 yards/240 meters of merino wool fingering weight yarn that knits up to 7-7.5 sts/inch.

Shown In:
Koigu Premium Merino (KPM) & (KPPPM) ‘Minis’. (11 yards/10 meters; 100$ merino wool: 0.11 oz/3 grams per skeinette). 24 skeinettes