Byzantine Cowl Pattern


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Knitting: Byzantine Cowl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round, stranded knitting, grafting, provisional cast on

Pattern Description:

This gorgeously soft indulgent cowl was inspired by the geometric motifs and colors present in Middle Eastern architecture. Wear it with either side showing; it's completely reversible.

If you'd like a cowl with a larger circumference, increase in repeats of 42 sts (which works out to be about 51/2in / 14cm) and increase your yarn requirements proportionately.

Guidelines (pink lines) are shown on the larger chart (Chart 1) to assist with stitch counts and patterning.


28 sts & 36 rounds = 4in / 10cm in stranded stockinette on US3 / 3.25mm needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • SIZE One Size FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Circumference: 24in / 61cm Height: 8in / 20.5cm


  • YARN Dragonfly Fibers Soft Twist Djinni, 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 430 yds / 113gm, in the following amounts and colors: (A) Burnished Brass, 305 yds / 279m (B) Peacock Feather, 165 yds / 151m (C) Reflecting Pool, 85 yds / 78m NEEDLES US3 / 3.25mm 20in circular needles or size to obtain gauge. US21/2 / 3.0mm 20in circular needles

You Will Also Need:

  • At least (1) stitch marker, yarn needle, waste yarn for provisional cast on

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Dragonfly Fibers

About Designer

About Designer

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Hi! I live in Hermosa Beach, California, with husband Dave, dog Rigel and Tonkinese cats Meggie and Cali.

I've been knitting on & off for the past 30+ years, and began publishing my knitting designs several years ago. My favorite techniques include cables, Bavarian twisted stitches and stranded knitting.

My first book, California Revival Knits, is now out from Cooperative Press.

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