St. George's Cowl Knitting Pattern
Every myth needs a love story, and so, after St. George killed the dragon and saved the princess, that blood rose became a romantic gesture. As such, every 23rd April, the supposed anniversary of Saint Georges’ martyrdom, it's become tradition for the whole of Catalonia to fill with stands selling roses which people buy to offer to their partners as a symbol of their love.
The colors of this cowl tries to reflect the transition from the green dragon to the rose-blush and red roses, with the brioche pattern simulating rose blossoms.
This one-size piece is first worked top down in the round and then flat, in 1 and 2 color brioche stitch.
Worked with fingering yarn (approximately 450 yds in total) and US 4 (3.25 mm) needles, this is the perfect week-long project to start learning different brioche techniques (1 and 2 colors, in the round and flat, increases and decreases).
SpecsYarn: Manos del Uruguay Fino (70% extrafine merino wool, 30% silk), 450 yds [490 m]/ 100 g], 407 Velvet (CC1), 1 mini-skein (20g).
Manos del Uruguay Fino (70% extrafine merino wool, 30% silk), 450 yds [490 m]/ 100 g]: 425 Chemise (CC2), 1 mini-skein (20g).
Manos del Uruguay Fino (70% extrafine merino wool, 30% silk), 450 yds [490 m]/ 100 g]: 421 Fascinator (CC3), ½ skein (50 g)
Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) needles 16” circular, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 24 sts and 27 rows = 4” [10 cm] in plain brioche stitch after blocking.