Lines cross and intersect; small blocks are neatly aligned; pathways, buildings, parks, fields and roads seem to form a grid, tiny and varied. Sense of scale is lost. All these puzzle pieces are fascinating and captivating. I can easily get lost looking at satellite imagery; scrolling past cities, villages and seemingly flat landscapes. The absence of scale makes the tiny colorful patches look like the pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle.
The Urbanology cowl is inspired by these seemingly small building blocks. The cowl uses a mosaic stitch pattern featuring squares forming a network of lines like paths. For added fun, one colorway is slightly variegated, creating extra depth and variation. Come along for a walk, crisscross over the landscape and city!
Urbanology is worked with easy and fun mosaic knitting using two colorways, one of which being slightly variegated. The cowl is worked flat and then joined in the round seamlessly with either kitchener or a three-needle bind-off (there are tutorials for mosaic-knitting, kitchener, and the three-needle bind-off). The pattern gives suggestions to work the cowl as a scarf.
Did you always wanted to try out mosaic knitting? Then this pattern is for you! The Urbanology cowl pattern comes with a video tutorial to learn how to work mosaic stitches and how to read mosaic charts. Of course, the written instructions are also included so that you can choose and have the Urbanology cowl your way. And if you'd like to try more mosaic knitting, be sure to check out the Townhouse cowl!
Garnstudio DROPS Eskimo (Super Bulky; 100% Wool; 50 meters / 55 yards per 50 grams); MC: 3 balls, CC: 3 balls; sample uses 137 grams in color 01 Off White (MC) and 147 grams in color 64 Burgundy / Pink (CC).
9 mm (US size 13) 100 cm / 40 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
9.5 stitches and 18.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Garter stitch, unblocked.
10 stitches and 12.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, blocked.
10 stitches and 19 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Intersections, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.
Stitch markers: 4 (optional). Waste yarn (or spare circular needle cable). Shorter cable (60 cm / 24 inches) for the working needle. Spare 9 mm (US size 13) needle for grafting (or three-needle BO).Tapestry needle.
One; easily customizable.
Circumference (c): 108 cm / 42.5 inches, height (h): 38 cm / 15 inches.
Basic stitches, slipped stitches. Mosaic knitting. Stitch pattern requiring some attention. Easy patterning on all rows. Provisional CO. Grafting (or three-needle BO). Video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used.
This pattern is worked flat and sideways. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern and to work the pattern as a scarf.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.
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