Viandar – pdf knitting pattern
One size: 61cm / 24in circumference, approximately 28cm / 11in high
This cowl uses five 20g mini-skeins of fingering weight yarn. It could easily be extended to six or more, giving a little extra warmth around the neck. Although it’s knit almost entirely back and forth, you do need to join in the round, so a circular needle is required.
Suitable for beginners.
Skills used: knit, kfb increase, short rows (tutorial included), work in the round, lace cast-off (instructions included).
You will need:
100g fingering yarn – 5 x miniskeins
Patte de Velours Exquise
(100% superwash merino singles; 366 m / 400 yds per 100 g)
Colour A: lavalliére
Colour B: garenne
Colour C: mousse
Colour D: wengé
Colour E: rose givrée
If you have more yarn available, extra wedges can easily be added for a taller cowl.
2.75mm / US 2 circular needle, 40cm / 16in long
A big thank you to tech editors Kate Atherley and Emily K Williams, and to my wonderful testers, for making sure this pattern is crystal clear for knitters of any level.