Product description

“Traditional ticking fabric was used for mattresses and for upholstering furniture. The densely woven striped fabric contained feathers or straw and prevented painful pokes. The clean lines and simple palettes have kept this a decorator’s favorite. The versatile look is practical and pleasing, with a reassuring homey feel.
While the Ticking Cowl imitates these traditional fabrics, the light, airy hand of Loft knit at a loose gauge has nothing in common with upholstery. Worn doubled or even tripled, it is a floaty layer of warmth that adds interest and a bit of textile history to whatever you’re wearing.

Note that while the pattern is worked in stockinette stitch, the reverse stockinette stitch side is intended to be the true Right Side. The pattern is written in this way to accommodate many knitters’ preference for knitting rather than purling. When the Cowl is worn twisted, both sides may show, so I recommend using a Spit Splice Join or Needle Felted Join when switching between colors. This will create the least obtrusive join, and will minimize finishing work.” – Cirilia Rose

Designer: Cirilia Rose

Collection: Wool People 3

 

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Ticking Cowl

Reversible Knitted Loop with Stripes

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Skill Level 1 of 5
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  • Product description

    “Traditional ticking fabric was used for mattresses and for upholstering furniture. The densely woven striped fabric contained feathers or straw and prevented painful pokes. The clean lines and simple palettes have kept this a decorator’s favorite. The versatile look is practical and pleasing, with a reassuring homey feel.
    While the Ticking Cowl imitates these traditional fabrics, the light, airy hand of Loft knit at a loose gauge has nothing in common with upholstery. Worn doubled or even tripled, it is a floaty layer of warmth that adds interest and a bit of textile history to whatever you’re wearing.

    Note that while the pattern is worked in stockinette stitch, the reverse stockinette stitch side is intended to be the true Right Side. The pattern is written in this way to accommodate many knitters’ preference for knitting rather than purling. When the Cowl is worn twisted, both sides may show, so I recommend using a Spit Splice Join or Needle Felted Join when switching between colors. This will create the least obtrusive join, and will minimize finishing work.” – Cirilia Rose

    Designer: Cirilia Rose

    Collection: Wool People 3

     

  • Pattern materials

    YARDAGE

    Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

    • Color 1: Approximately 430 yards
    • Color 2: Approximately 150 yards
    • Color 3: Approximately 50 yards


    YARN

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

    • 2 skeins of Color 1
    • 1 skein each of Color 2 and Color 3
    • Photographed in colors Woodsmoke (Color 1), Camper (Color 2), and Wool Socks (Color 3)


  • Pattern specs

    GAUGE

    • 22 stitches and 36 rounds = 4″ in circular stockinette stitch with Size A needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after blocking with very slight stretch


    NEEDLES

    Size A needle:

    • One 32″ circular in size needed to obtain gauge listed
    • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)


    FINISHED DIMENSIONS

    • 80″ circumference, 8″ height; measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking


  • Pattern Updates

    27 July 2012: (Version 2.0): Cast-on number for the cowl was listed incorrectly – it has been changed to 400 (instead of 358). The stitch gauge was also changed to 20 stitches = 4” (rather than the 22 stitches previously listed). 14 September 2012: (Version 3.0): The first flat purl round (before joining work into the round) was removed. The pattern now joins into the round directly after the cast-on row, and three rounds are then knit. This change was made so that the rolled edge at the beginning and end of cowl is identical in appearance.
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