I have always been a fan of half-timbered houses. The mixture of visible wooden beams and brick/stucco on the facade of these structures will forever feel like home - a part of Bavaria, Germany, called Franconia - to me. Some plain, some intricate, all enduring, and a testament of craftsmanship. There’s nothing quite like building something with your own two hands, is there?
My half timbered series of knitting patterns is a tribute to this style of architecture and offers the essence of it in knitting patterns - both plain and intricate, and a chance to practice your craft and end up with a knitted item that you will be able to enjoy for a long time.
The Half Timbered Cowl is knitted seamlessly from the top down, in one piece.
One size, 24” / 61 cm circumference at the top, 38” / 96 cm circumference at the bottom, and 17” / 43 cm height
Yarn and Yardage
Ancient Arts Yarns Socknado [100 g (3.5 oz) / 385 yds (350 m); 80% superwash fine merino, 20% nylon; fingering weight] in Roaring Twenties; 1.6 skeins, 160g, 620 yds (560 m) used for sample
Needles and Notions
US5 / 3.75 mm circular needles, 24” (61 cm) length recommended.
Stitch markers, it’s helpful if the marker for the beginning of round is different from the others.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
28 sts and 34 rows after blocking = 4” / 10cm, knit in cowl body pattern.
This pattern has been tech edited.
You'll get one downloadable pdf file knitting pattern.