Shown in Fibernymph Dye Works Bona Fide (100% superwash merino; 231 yds./201 m per 3.5 oz./100 g skein) in Sand (MC) and Thalassa (CC) [tan/red version] and in Krasi (MC) and Silver Gray (CC) [teal/gray version], one skein each
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge, 16 in./40 cm circular or set of two circular needles in any length
Gauge: 23 stitches & 26 rounds = 4 in./10 cm in stranded colorwork pattern in the round
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 20.5 in./52 cm in circumference and 8 in./20.5 cm tall
I took quite a few art history courses in college, a fair number of them focused on the art of antiquity. When I began putting together some geometric motifs, they immediately reminded me of some of the earlier Greek pottery pieces, which often were decorated with repeating geometric patterns. Thus the name for this cowl is the classical Greek word for “pottery.”
This cowl is worked entirely in the round from a chart. Two-color corrugated ribbing at the top and bottom edges adds texture and prevents curling.
To knit this cowl, you need to know how to:
- knit and purl in the round with two colors and
- read and work from a colorwork chart.
This pattern has been professionally tech edited.