Parquet cowl


A speedy stranded colourwork cowl


Parquet is a speedy stranded colourwork knit and an excellent choice for knitters who want to try colourwork for the first time.  Working in the round ensures that you don’t have to deal with purl rows, and you can mix it up with colour choices to suit your personal palette.  You can use different colours for the borders, change colours between motif repeats – the choice is yours to enjoy!

The colourwork motif is charted.  One size is given in the pattern as written, but included are helpful notes on customisation if you’d like to alter Parquet’s dimensions to suit your personal style.

Special Techniques

Parquet is knitted in the round on circular needles.  The moss border involves knit and purl stitches, whereas the colourwork element involves knit stitches only.  Video and photo tutorials from A-C Knitwear, Ann Kingstone and Ysolda are highly recommended for those new to stranded colourwork – and if you’re already familiar with the technique, you’ll probably pick up a tip or two:

The photographed sample was knitted in Rowan Cocoon, a now-discontinued chunky weight yarn.  Substitution advice is given in the pattern notes, but you may also like to visit YarnSub for more immediate information – or consult with the staff in your local yarn shop.  They’ll be more than happy to help!


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