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Birmingham, AL, United States

Elizabeth comes from a long line of fibre-obsessed women. She has recently taken up spinning, which fascinates her husband and confuses her cat.

A transplant from the wilds of Canada's west coast, ...

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Firenze Cowl

from Elizabeth Elliott
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Firenze Cowl
Firenze Cowl Firenze Cowl seaweed side
Firenze Cowl Firenze Cowl vine side
Firenze Cowl Firenze Cowl with Firenze Mittens

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • stranded colorwork
  • working in the round
  • grafting/Kitchener stitch

Pattern Description:

Inspired by the textiles of the Italian Renaissance, the Firenze Cowl is a reversible, double-layer cowl in stranded colourwork. It uses an an original colourwork chart representing seaweed and waves, and a variation on a traditional colourwork pattern for the vines. The Firenze cowl is worked in the round from a provisional cast on, which is grafted to the end stitches in finishing. A matching mitten pattern is also available; both patterns can be made with 1x50g and 1x20g of each colour of the recommended yarn.


27.5 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stranded colourwork


  • Needles: US4/3.5mm 24"/60cm circular needle or size to obtain gauge
  • scrap yarn for provisional cast on
  • yarn/tapestry needle for weaving in ends and grafting
  • 1 stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

380 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Sunday Knits 3-ply


Nirvana in Sand (200 yds) & Eden in Sage (175 yds)

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