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Bamburgh Cowl

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Exploring the contrast between two gorgeously different Whistlebare yarns, the Bamburgh Cowl features stripes, slipped stitches and simple cables to create a striking geometric pattern.
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.

CONSTRUCTION
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.

YARN
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)
Cable needle
Optional: a spare needle 1 size larger for cast-off

SIZE
One size: circumference 62 cm / 24.5" and height 13 cm / 5"

PATTERN ATTRIBUTES
cables
chart
in-the-round
schematic
slipped-stitches
stripes-colorwork
video-tutorial
written-pattern
You will get a PDF (1MB) file
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