Product description

A motif found on a pair of traditional Latvian mittens tessellates across the fabric of this toasty cowl. Accents in a third color lift and energize the fabric, allowing for a wider range of color play. Two of every twelve rounds require working all three colors at once to achieve this effect. The Tessera cowl is worked in Loft from a provisional crochet chain; a subtle funnel shape is achieved by changing needle sizes, and the self-facing is grafted to the cast-on edge for a seamless finish. Counting the fabric layers and the floats sandwiched inside, that’s four layers of wool between you and the elements.

Tessera is also available as part of Jared Flood’s first print book, WOOLENS.

Designer: Jared Flood

Collection: Woolens

 

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Tessera

Structured Colorwork Cowl

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Loft Yarn Fingering Weight
$16.75 /50g Skein
Loft Yarn Fingering Weight
$16.75 /50g Skein
Loft Yarn Fingering Weight
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  • Product description

    A motif found on a pair of traditional Latvian mittens tessellates across the fabric of this toasty cowl. Accents in a third color lift and energize the fabric, allowing for a wider range of color play. Two of every twelve rounds require working all three colors at once to achieve this effect. The Tessera cowl is worked in Loft from a provisional crochet chain; a subtle funnel shape is achieved by changing needle sizes, and the self-facing is grafted to the cast-on edge for a seamless finish. Counting the fabric layers and the floats sandwiched inside, that’s four layers of wool between you and the elements.

    Tessera is also available as part of Jared Flood’s first print book, WOOLENS.

    Designer: Jared Flood

    Collection: Woolens

     

  • Pattern materials

    YARDAGE

    Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

    • 535 yards Color 1 (C1)
    • 445 yards Color 2 (C2)
    • 140 yards Color 3 (C3)


    YARN

    Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)

    • 2 skeins of C1
    • 2 skeins of C2
    • 1 skein of C3
    • Sample 1 photographed in colors Hayloft (C1), Bale (C2), and Fossil (C3)
    • 
Sample 2 photographed in colors Old World (C1), Flannel (C2), and Barn Owl (C3)


  • Pattern specs

    CONSTRUCTION

    • The cowl is worked circularly, beginning with a Crocheted Provisional Cast On. 
    • The cowl has a slight funnel shape created by needle shaping (altering the finished width of the piece by changing the gauge). The outer fabric and the inner self-facing are each worked with two different needle sizes—three needle sizes are used altogether. The inner self-facing is worked slightly tighter so that it fits nicely inside the outer fabric.
    • The live stitches at the end of the cowl are joined to the provisionally cast-on stitches at the beginning using Kitchener Stitch.


    GAUGE

    • 24 stitches & 28 rounds = 4” in pattern from Tessera Chart with Size A needle, after blocking


    NEEDLES

    Size A (for Main Fabric)

    • One each 24″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
    • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)


    Size B (for Needle Shaping)

    • One each 24″ circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
    • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)


    Size C (for Needle Shaping)

    • One each 24″ circular needle, one size larger than Size A
    • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)


    FINISHED DIMENSIONS

    • 13¼” [33.5 cm] height
    • 28″ [71 cm] circumference at center of cowl


    Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
  • Techniques

    Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

    • Speed-Swatching for Circular Knitting
    • Color Dominance
    • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)



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