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Vault Cowl Collar (Tierceron III)

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Vault Cowl Collar (Tierceron III)
Vault Cowl Collar (Tierceron III)
Vault Cowl Collar (Tierceron III)
Vault Cowl Collar (Tierceron III)
Vault Cowl Collar (Tierceron III)
Vault Cowl Collar (Tierceron III)

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Long tail CO
  • ssk
  • k2tog
  • smocking/wrapping groups
  • yo
  • Block
  • Swatch
  • Ktbl
  • K1, yo, K1

Pattern Description:

Charted Pattern - Intermediate Skill Level.

American English Knitting Terms.

US and Metric Equivalents.

A beautiful and elegant cowl collar inspired by gothic architecture; specifically vaulted tierceron ceilings.

Worked in the round, top down, using needle size progressions for shaping. Tightly worked at the top to allow for a standing 'collar', growing into a wide soft flow for the lace bottom.

Requires swatching for gauge/tension and final blocking to ensure proper fit.

Tutorial images for blocking included.

Recommend experience with uneven/moving repeat boundaries, but instructions and clear chart provided.


Swatch flat in plain Ktbl, p2 ribbing and very gently block (wet, tug lightly to align and let dry flat with no pins)
For swatch CO a multiple of 3 + 2 ,
RS: P2, * Ktbl, P2 *
WS: K2 * Ptbl, K2 *
Goal gauge: 5.25 sts per inch (2.5 cm)
24 stitches by 29 rows = 4"(10. cm) dry, after block (rows/height- not as critical as sts/width)
This will be your smallest/first needle size for project

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 15.25" (38.5 cm) circumference at top edge /7.5" (19.2 cm) at top edge - laid flat
  • 14.5" (37 cm) measured across bottom point to point laid flat
  • 9" (23 cm) measured top to tip of lace edge point


  • 150 yards (130 m) worsted or aran yarn
  • 3 sizes circular needles 16"/40cm long
  • US 8/9/10 - 5, 5.5, 6 mm or size that gets guage
  • Row counter
  • Stitch marker
  • tapestry needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Blocking surface
  • T-pins

Suggested yarn:

150 yards of Worsted weight

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