The earliest known ceramic tiles are found in Ancient Egypt and one of the first words meaning ceramic is from the Ancient Greek, ‘keramos’.
This is a pattern for a cowl, worked in the round and using the Fair-Isle knitting technique.
Stitches are provisionally cast-on before working the ‘tile’ motif, then a folded hem is created and the inner lining of the cowl worked. The edges are then joined with a 3-needle bind off. You may add, optional, embroidery details over the ‘tile’ motif.
Shetland 4ply by, Gathered Sheep Yarns; Fingering; 100% Pure Shetland Wool; 234yds (213.97m) / 55g or 96yds (87.8m)/20g mini skein
approximate yarn amounts:
MC (Golden Ring) - 46g; 200yds/183m
CC1 (Charcoal) - 31g; 135yds/124m
CC2 (Dove) - 26g ; 114yds/104m
1yd/1m of each colour per tile, for embroidery detailing
2.5mm (us no 1.5) circular needle 24in/10cm
3.0mm (us no 2.5) circular needle 24in/10cm
gauge: 28 sts x 28 rows = 4in/10cm on larger needles and over stranded stockinette
28 sts x 32 rows = 4in/10cm on smaller needles and over single-coloured stockinette (change needles, if needed, to keep stitch gauge throughout)
approximate finished size:
10in/25.5cm (depth) x 21in/53.5cm (circumference)
You may make small adjustments to size by increasing needle size (this may affect your yarn amounts).
needle to weave in ends and for embroidery details, st holder/waste yarn