A colourwork cowl with a difference, Vera combines Fair Isle and duplicate stitch embroidery to create a striking pattern effect. Perfect for knitters with a love for colour and embellishment, Vera is an ideal project to expand your surface design skill set. This design requires six colours of DK-weight yarn: three for the Fair Isle and three for the embroidery.
For Fair Isle – Colours 1-3 (C1-C3)
C1 – 184m/201yds of “Nightfall”
C2 – 69m/76yds of “Blushing Botanist”
C3 – 27m/30yds of “Loam”
For embroidery – Colours 4-6 (C4-C6)
C4 – 23m/25yds of “Studio 54”
C5 – 16m/18yds of “Moonstone”
C6 – 25m/28yds of “Homer”
Tools & Materials
• 3.75mm/US 5, 61cm/24” circular needle
• 4.00mm/US 6, 61cm/24” circular needle
• Stitch marker
• Tapestry needle for embroidery and weaving in ends
Cowl is worked in the round.
To achieve a slight tapering towards the neck, a needle one size smaller than the main needle is used towards the end of the cowl.
Embroidery is added with duplicate stitch, after the cowl is blocked.