Carthen is the Welsh word for blanket. There is a strong Welsh tradition of beautiful woven blankets and other wool fabrics incorporating striking motifs which are instantly recognisable. I grew up with one of these blankets in my home and so when I see them anywhere else, I immediately associate them with family and home, warmth and caring. The motif in this pattern is inspired by the famous “Caernarfon” pattern.
Designed for Cartref Yarn’s 2020 Christmas Box, these patterns would work well with any of their range of saturated colours. It produces wonderfully crisp colourwork.
o Hat: Approximately 40g Cartref DK yarn in the main colour and approximately 25g in the contrast colour (205m/224 yds per 100g).
o Cowl: Approximately 80g Cartref DK in the main colour and approximately 35g in the contrast colour (205m/224 yds per 100g).
· 4mm/US 6 double pointed needles or a long (80cm recommended) circular to knit magic loop (or size needed to get gauge).
· A removeable marker to mark the start of rnd.
Size: Hat - adult – 21”/53cm blocked and unstretched circumference. Cowl – one size.
Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows to 10cm/4” in colourwork pattern.