Shetland Lace, charactrized by eyelet patterns against a garter stitch background, is a centuries-old technique originating on an island off the northern coast of Scotland. Historically, knitters used this technique to make gossamer-thin shawls that are treasured for their delicate beauty. In this updated use of the technique, we're creating a lovely cowl. In its single-wrapped version, the cowl adds a colorful accent to a cool weather wardrobe, and can also be pulled up over the head, scarf-style, to block the wind. In the double-wrapped version, the cowl provides more snuggly warmth at the neck.
The Shetland Shores Cowl is knit on US Size 5 needles.
1. One main color skein of Sock-aholic® OldNo8 or Sparkz yarn in your choice of color as shown above.
2. A commemmorative Scottie Dog Stitch Marker to ensure that you always have a friend to knit this project with.
3. and... The Shetland Shores Cowl pattern by Wendy Gaal. PDF version will be sent automatically, with an option to have the pattern sent to your Ravelry Library, too. If you also need the Hard Copy, please select that option above.
Sock-aholic® Old No.8 is dyed by hand at our brewery using a wonderfully soft 8-ply Luxury Sock Yarn made from 90% Superwash Merino and 10% Nylon. Each 100g skein contains approximately 410 yards, and knits at a gauge of 7-9 stitches per inch using size 1-2 needles. This yarn has a smooth and refined appearance, and will help you create elegant fingering weight projects.
Sock-aholic® Sparkz is dyed by hand at our brewery using a wonderfully soft and Sparkly! 3-ply Luxury Sock Yarn made from 63% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 15% Nylon, and 2% Polyester Glitz. Each 100g skein contains approximately 420 yards, and knits at a gauge of 7-9 stitches per inch using size 1-2 needles. This yarn is soft yet durable, has great stitch definition, and is perfect for your most special projects and occasions!
Washing Instructions for all Sock Yarns: Hand washing in cool water is recommended to prolong the life of any hand-knit or hand-crocheted item. This yarn may also be gently machine washed in cool water. Roll in a towel to remove excess water (do not twist or wring), and lay flat to dry away from direct sunlight.