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Roinn (‘reen/rine/rin’ depending on dialect, meaning to divide or separate in Irish) is a super simple introduction to cutting and reinforcing steeks. Roinn consists mistake rib borders, and a geometric stranded colourwork motif of horizontal lines, worked in the round. The colourwork motif is charted only. The steek is reinforced using the crochet method, and cut. Button bands are worked flat, and steek edges are finished by sewing into place.

The colourwork motif is charted.

Pattern purchase includes a separate photo tutorial to guide you through crochet reinforcement, cutting a steek, and picking up stitches for button bands.

Size: (at gauge given, when open): 79 x 26 cm / 31 x 10 inches.

Aran weight yarn in the following quantities: MC 170m / 186 yds. CC 80m / 87 yds.
Sample uses Studio Donegal’s Donegal Wool Spinning Company (100% wool, 200 m / 218 yds per 100g) in the following shades:
MC 3637 Teal, 1 skein.
CC 3750 Grey, 1 skein.

This yarn is a woollen spun, two-ply yarn, with a woolly texture, that blooms beautifully on washing, and grips on to itself, perfect for cutting steeks.

4 mm and 5.5 mm circular, or sizes needed to achieve gauge, in both ribbing and colourwork, 60 cm / 24 inches long.

18 sts and 28 rounds on smaller needles / 4 inches in mistake ribbing.
18 sts and 20 rounds on larger needles in stranded colourwork pattern.

Additional Materials:
Darning needle for weaving in ends.
Stitch markers.
Crochet hook - exact size is not critical. Approx 2.5 - 3.5 mm.
Fine yarn, (sock or similarly durable & smooth yarn) approx 10m / 10 yds in a similar colour to one of the working yarns.
Sharp scissors.
4 x 20 mm / .8 inch diameter buttons, sewing needle & thread.
For blocking: pins, towel, flat surface such as towel or foam mats etc.

This purchase is for a digital knitting pattern containing instructions to make your own version of the pictured handknit cowl.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (13MB)
  • PDF (5MB)
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