Named after the wonderful Bamburgh Castle, the cowl is knitted in a sophisticated colour palette and its tessellating pattern is reminiscent of the cobbled and tiled floors found in this fairy-tale castle on the Northumberland coast.
Pattern has been professionally tech edited.
The Bamburgh Cowl is a cosy cowl worked side to side in the round to create a double-layered accessory. Stripes, slipped stitches and cables are worked to create a gorgeously satisfying all-over pattern.
After knitting and blocking, the two ends of the cowl are joined together by picking up stitches along the cast-on edge and knitting them together with stitches already on the needles.
Whistlebare, Cheviot Marsh – 4ply (4ply; 70m / 76 yds per 20g mini-skein; 100% Cheviot & Romney Marsh Lambs wool)
Whistlebare, Yeavering Bell – 4ply (4ply; 70 m / 76 yds per 20g mini-skein; 80% Whistlebare’s Own Mohair, 20% Whistlebare’s Own Wensleydale)
2 mini-skeins of Cheviot Marsh – 4ply in Granite (MC)
1 mini-skein of Yeavering Bell – 4ply in Causeway (CC)
GAUGE, NEEDLES & NOTIONS
25 sts x 35 rnds = 10 cm / 4” measured over pattern after blocking
3.25 mm / US 3 needles – either an 80 cm (32”)+ circular needle for magic loop or DPNs
1 stitch marker (optional: +2 extras for finishing)
Optional: a spare needle 1 size larger for cast-off
One size: circumference 62 cm / 24.5" and height 13 cm / 5"