A cosy cowl in a striking stranded design inspired by Scandinavian mountain landscapes
The pattern uses 12 semi-solid or gently variegated shades, and draws influence from a variety of colourwork traditions.
Suitable for knitters comfortable working in-the-round, following charts and simple stranded colourwork/Fair Isle techniques. The stranded rows are two-colour, with floats spanning no more than seven stitches.
Instructions for bobbles, cable cast-on and our tips for stranded colourwork are given in the pattern. All colourwork is charted.
We have teamed up with some of our favourite UK dyers to offer kits for Tregrensa, supporting Australian wildfire relief. All options include 12 hand dyed miniskeins and a download code for the pattern.
Any 4 ply/sock/fingering weight yarn with a smooth texture and springy quality. If using a mixture of different yarns then match texture and use similar fibre blends.
To build your own kit, we recommend RiverKnits Bluefaced Leicester 4 Ply minis, available in over 70 hand dyed semisolid colourways. Becci at RiverKnits is happy to offer advice about choosing colours for this pattern.
Our sample is show in one-off shades produced for our 12 Days of Yarn-mas kit. This list is a guide to help you choose your own set of solid, semi-solid or lightly variegated colourways.
C3-C6 should transition smoothly from light to dark. C7-C12 should form a harmonious colour fade.
Finished blocked measurements:
Width (flat): 32cm/12½ inches
31 stitches and 35 rows over 10cm/4 inches in stranded colourwork, after gentle blocking.
A knitter’s tension for stranded colourwork can be tighter than regular stocking/stockinette stitch and can change considerably when blocked. We recommend knitting, washing and blocking a swatch in pattern to check tension. As this is not a fitted garment it is not necessary to match the exact tension, but if your stitch tension is more than 2 stitches tighter or looser than that specified we recommend changing needle size.