Tasseography Cowl by Kerry Bogert

Tasseography Cowl

December 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
US 9 - 5.5 mm
About 9" (23 cm) wide and 68½" (174 cm) around.
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Since medieval times, fortune-tellers have been looking to the bottom of teacups to gaze into the future. As I worked this simple six-stitch-repeat cowl, the smattering of the hand-dyed speckles reminded me of reading tea leaves. While I’m not an expert in tasseography (reading tea leaves), I suspect you’ll love the simplicity of the stitches, the beautiful drape and hand of the fabric, and the wearability of this finished design. I see knitting in your future.

About 9” (23 cm) wide and 68½“ (174 cm) around.

Worsted weight (#4 medium).
Shown here: Western Sky Knits Magnolia Worsted (80% superwash Merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 200 yd 183 m/4 oz 115 g): birch bark, 3 skeins.

Size U.S. 9 (5.5 mm): 40” (100 cm) circular (cir).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Tapestry needle.

14 sts and 27 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in patt after blocking.

-By using a total stitch count of a multiple of six plus one, the six-stitch repeat is offset by one stitch when working in the round. This offset creates a natural spiral effect that does not require a beginning or end of the round.