Sanquhar Cowl


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Sanquhar is a town in Scotland, noted for its distinctive two-color knitting. I have knitted Sanquhar socks and gloves in the past, and thought a cowl would be a perfect “sampler” project to showcase many different motifs. I charted most of these motifs from looking at old photographs of Sanquhar knitting, and may have made a minor change to traditional motifs here or there. All of the “main” patterns are based on 11 by 11 stitch squares. I alternate “all-over” background patterns in between each main pattern motif.

This project is designed as a cowl, starting with a provisional cast-on and knit in the round so you can graft the beginning stitches to the end stitches to make a perfect tube. You could also make a scarf, binding off each end separately.

13.5” deep, 83” circumference. You can easily make this half the circumference for a smaller cowl. To adjust the depth you will need to do some simple math because different charts have different repeat

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