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The Moorland Cowl is worked primarily in linen stitch (also known as woven stitch) which produces a textured dense yet drapey fabric that is reminiscent of traditional woven blankets and woollen tweeds.
When combined with a beautiful plump woollen spun yarn in delicious heathery shades, the result is a wonderfully cosy cowl just perfect for leisurely ambles across the moors…
Although it looks like there’s some colourwork shenanigans to worry about you only ever work one colour in each row. Row by row colour sequence instructions are included to achieve the pattern pictured along with full written instructions for working Linen Stitch in the round.
The Moorland Cowl was inspired by the wonderful Brushwork yarn from Blacker Yarns - a limited edition luxury blend of Bowmont, Castlemilk Moorit and alpaca. It is a gloriously plump bouncy yarn with a slightly felted feel when knitted up which adds to the well loved tweed feel of the finished cowl.
If you are substituting be sure to pick something soft yet toothsome and preferably woollen spun to achieve similar results!
- c/o and join to work in the round
- knit and slip stitches
- carrying multiple strands up the work
31 sts x 52 rows = 10cm linen stitch, worked in the round, after blocking.
19sts x 27 rows =10cm garter stitch, worked flat, after blocking
Sample uses Blacker Yarns Brushwork sport
approx 80m/88yds each of three different colours
I used Craquelure (CA) Stipple (CB) and Scumble (CC)
Brushwork is a limited edition yarn so may not be available when you purchase this pattern. When substituting yarn chose something plump and preferably woollen spun to produce a dense fabric that is soft against the face. You will need approx 80m/88yds light dk/sport weight yarn each in three colours.
4mm long dpns or 40cm circular needle
4.5mm long dpns or 40cm circular needle OR size needed to get gauge
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Print size: 22point
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