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Byzantine Cowl

from Sunset Cat Designs by Stephannie Tallent
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Byzantine Cowl
Byzantine Cowl
Byzantine Cowl
Byzantine Cowl
Byzantine Cowl

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
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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized
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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 ...

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