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Tectum 2 in the round Cowl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Tectum 2  in the round Cowl
Tectum 2  in the round Cowl
Tectum 2  in the round Cowl
Tectum 2  in the round Cowl
Tectum 2  in the round Cowl
Tectum 2  in the round Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit
  • yarn over
  • work in round
  • k3tog
  • slip stitches
  • blocking

Pattern Description:

Pattern is both written and charted - with US and metric equivalents.

Free support happily provided - lavishcraft@hotmail.com

A dual sided/reversible cowl, with different textures on opposing sides.

Works up quickly in the round, with the 'knit' side facing (no purling at all, a joy for those who hate to purl)

Adjustments can be made in width by adding (or subtracting) any multiple of 2 stitches at CO, likewise adjustments in height can be made by working more or fewer rounds.

Simple to knit lace stitch pattern. The stitch pattern chart/description seems complex but is truly very simple ~ once you've done a few reps it nearly knits itself!

Needs blocking for full effect.

Suggest using a yarn with a high natural fiber content - for blocking memory.


2 stitches per inch in pattern after blocking

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • after block 31"circumference by 12" tall -before block 28" circ by 10" tall


  • 132 yds of bulky yarn (I used Cascade Pastaza Paint)
  • US size 13 circular needle 16 -20"
  • stitch marker
  • row counter
  • darning needle

You Will Also Need:

  • blocking surface
  • T pins or blocking wires

Suggested yarn:

132 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lamb's Pride Bulky