10 November 2014

Pattern Puzzle - The Cowl Tube Top

It's a mean thing to present the fans with a rectangle as a #PatternPuzzle and expect them to describe the garment.  In my defence I did include a couple of very small notches as a clue.  In the end Mioara was able to produce an almost exact image of the idea in knit fabric. I think we may have been reading the same pattern making books.  ;)
I found this image on pinterest but have had no luck finding the original source material.  If anyone knows the origin of this piece I would love to be able to include the correct information here.

Addendum:  'Catdoesit' has found the reference for us:
'That page is from a Portuguese sewing book, from the series 'curso de corte e costura Gil Brandao.'   '…but i don't have any proper reference as it is ancient.'

So I had a look and found the exact reference to the Cowl Tube Top.
Page 33 of the print book and page 29 on the pdf.

Please leave your questions in the comments section below.  We love to hear from you.
Enjoy :)


  1. I know, I know! That page is from a Portuguese sewing book, from the series "curso de corte e costura Gil Brandao". There is a link for a download here: http://anacristinasimoes.skyrock.com/3096897175-Grandes-livros-para-download-sobre-costura.html , but I don't have any proper reference as it is ancient!

    1. You are amazing! I will be including the link in the post immediately. I really appreciate this information. :)

    2. Thanks so much for your help. Have finally found the exact book and page. I could not have found it without you. :)

  2. The book is actually Brazilian, not Portuguese ;) Thanks to Cat for finding it, many fascinating patterns there!
    (Anita: if you need help reading the text on any of those patterns so you can share it feel free to ask, it's my mother language!)

    1. Thanks Julia. That is a very generous offer. I found many of Gil Brandao's books yesterday and the one this exercise came out of is my favourite. Apologies for my non-existent language skills. :)