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Reversible adult cowl ("Jianzhi") knitting pattern (PDF)

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**This listing is for a PDF knitting pattern, NOT a knitted item.**

When gift-giving occasions come around for my children’s teachers, I like to knit things. It makes their presents unique and special; and let’s face it, teachers spend a lot of time out in cold playgrounds, so anything that helps keep them warm is a big plus.

When my eldest was in grade four, I wanted to knit her teacher a cowl, but was stumped as to what sort of pattern to put on it. I decided to turn to the teacher’s Chinese heritage for ideas, and Googled around a bit to see what I could find. What I discovered was an absolute treasure trove of gorgeous inspiration and stunning artistry: “Jianzhi”, the Chinese art of papercutting, traditionally done with red paper and displayed with a white background.

Adapting one of the background designs I found into knitting gave me a great motif, and this cowl is the end result. It uses the double knitting technique to make an accessory which is not only reversible, but double-thick; sure to keep you warm even on a freezing day!

SIZE INFORMATION

One size: adult - approximately 8.5" high, 25" circumference

SKILLS REQUIRED

* knitting
* purling
* working in the round
* chart reading
* double knitting know-how (explained in pattern)

YARN REQUIREMENTS

Model used used HiKoo (by Skacel) "Simplicity", 44$ merino/28% acrylic/17% nylon, 117yds/50g, colours #47 Really Red and White. Approximately 155 yards of each colour are needed.

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

* stitch marker, or whatever you use to mark for beginning of rounds



(c) 2015 Kathleen Sperling. Not for reproduction or distribution.
**This listing is for a PDF knitting pattern, NOT a knitted item.**

When gift-giving occasions come around for my children’s teachers, I like to knit things. It makes their presents unique and special; and let’s face it, teachers spend a lot of time out in cold playgrounds, so anything that helps keep them warm is a big plus.

When my eldest was in grade four, I wanted to knit her teacher a cowl, but was stumped as to what sort of pattern to put on it. I decided to turn to the teacher’s Chinese heritage for ideas, and Googled around a bit to see what I could find. What I discovered was an absolute treasure trove of gorgeous inspiration and stunning artistry: “Jianzhi”, the Chinese art of papercutting, traditionally done with red paper and displayed with a white background.

Adapting one of the background designs I found into knitting gave me a great motif, and this cowl is the end result. It uses the double knitting technique to make an accessory which is not only reversible, but double-thick; sure to keep you warm even on a freezing day!

SIZE INFORMATION

One size: adult - approximately 8.5" high, 25" circumference

SKILLS REQUIRED

* knitting
* purling
* working in the round
* chart reading
* double knitting know-how (explained in pattern)

YARN REQUIREMENTS

Model used used HiKoo (by Skacel) "Simplicity", 44$ merino/28% acrylic/17% nylon, 117yds/50g, colours #47 Really Red and White. Approximately 155 yards of each colour are needed.

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

* stitch marker, or whatever you use to mark for beginning of rounds



(c) 2015 Kathleen Sperling. Not for reproduction or distribution.

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