Tesserino Cowl

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Many thanks to Louet for sponsoring this free pattern and video tutorial! The Tesserino Cowl looks complicated to knit – it is a surprisingly simple slipped-stitch pattern, appropriate for advanced beginners (knitters comfortable with basic stitches, and getting good and even tension).

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Tesserino Cowl can be found HERE on Ravelry – be sure to like and queue!

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Yarn: Louet Gems Worsted Weight, 100% Merino Wool
Smaller Size – one skein each of two colors
Larger Size – two skeins each of two colors
Needles: US 6 [4 mm] 24 (32)” circular knitting needles
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle
Gauge: 17 sts x 20 rows = 4” in pattern after blocking Note: Gauge is not essential for this pattern, but differences in gauge will affect the overall size of your cowl and the amount of yarn required.

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You can see the colors of the Louet Gems Worsted yarn on their website here.

This cowl is designed by Mari Chiba, you can see more of her designs here on Ravelry.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

The Gems colors I used in my cowl are Pewter and Champagne.

The needles I used for demonstration in the video are Knitter’s Pride 16″ circulars from different interchangeable sets. (The needles I used to knit my cowl were 24″ circulars.)

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Janie”.

18 comments on “Tesserino Cowl

  1. Hello Staci,

    As usual a very educational video. I love mosaic knitting, I have bought 3 books from Barbara G. Walker.
    Just a tip I have read somewhere, we don’t have to do a slip knot when we cast on. I have tried and it works with no bump on the edge.
    Many thanks for your tutorails and videos it is always a pleasure to watch you.
    (Sorry for my English but I speak French.)
    Christine from Belgium

  2. What a neat pattern. Thanks again for your videos, Staci. I always check your website on Wednesdays. I have a question regarding the stitch markers you used. Are they the large 7mm size as they are the only ones that seem to match up with what I’m seeing on your video. Thanks.

  3. Annelie – thank you for the note. I don’t know the exact size of my stitch markers, but they are the size appropriate for the needle size. You can always ask any stitch marker seller what needle size the markers are good for – it should also be in the product description for the markers.

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  4. Thanks from me as well. I am such a fan and feel like we are family now since you are in my home so much. I always want to make what you are making as you make it look so fun… your descriptions of yarn and technique convince me I better get on it. Plus I had such a grand experience with the Louet yarn for the Matterhorn cowl you presented I’m looking forward to this project. (I made 3 for gifts!) The hardest part will be deciding on which 2 of their gorgeous colors. 🙂

  5. I love the video. I was reading over the pattern and I saw when I was reading the pattern for the garter edge, it goes round 1 knit, round 2 purl, repeat rounds 1-2 one (1) time. Does that mean we have to repeat the first two rounds before we start round 3 for the garter edge?

  6. Sophia – those rounds are the garter stitch edge. When you’re knitting in-the-round, alternating knit and purl rounds makes garter stitch.

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  7. Thanks so much for the video. I’ve completed several of your projects, the videos are always the best. This project seems simple enough with your help. I would love to knit this pattern flat instead of in the round, I want to make s flat scarf is this possible?

  8. Connie – if you are confident with rewriting the even-numbered rows to be wrong-side rows, yes, this pattern can be converted. But it will be a scarf with a distinctive wrong side – usually we want scarves to be identical (or at least look good) on both sides.

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  9. Staci, thank you for the great tutorials and all the information and inspiration you provide! I’m knitting the Tesserino Cowl and it looks great, except the garter edge is curling up badly. Do you think blocking will take care of this? I don’t want to work the entire cowl and not be happy with the final product. Thanks for any suggestions you can give me! Sue Fitzpatrick

  10. Sue – blocking will help, you can test this out by applying some steam to see while it’s still in-progress. If it’s still curling, it is likely that your garter stitch tension is looser than the stitch pattern tension, so using smaller needles for the border would fix that.

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  11. I guess I’m a little late to the party, but I cannot get the pattern. Every time I enter my e-mail address the website tells me “There was a problem running your search (No pricing exists for product). Please contact the website administrator.”

      • update: Even though I got that error message, I did still get the pattern download link. I wasn’t expecting it because I tried signing up yesterday, but when I just checked my e-mail it was there.

  12. I have a question on the repeating pattern at the end of one round and the beginning of the next round. My rectangles are off a stitch along the entire width of the cowl at that juncture. I think this is because knitting in the round is actually knitting a spiral. Everything else in the pattern matches perfectly. Did I do something wrong? Or is that just what happens at the join because of the spiral, essentially a color jog every time the rectangles change from MC to CC to MC? Thank you.

  13. Tonja – it is normal. Once the cowl is blocked it won’t show as much, but while you’re knitting it you can easily see the beginning/end of the round.
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