A-Frame Huts Stole by Janelle Martin

A-Frame Huts Stole

March 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26.75 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in over Chart B, blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 - 1600 yards (732 - 1463 m)
Small (Large)
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About this Design: At Norstead, a model Viking village and trading port near L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada, the sheep are kept in enclosures with small, A-frame huts. When I was working on this design collection, I kept returning to this photo and had an image of this shape combined with swags of garlands. Several sessions hunting through stitch dictionaries later, I found a border design that includes both the swag motif and a flower bud (or bell) dropped edging, a perfect counterpoint to the hard geometric shapes of the “huts.”

Pattern is 6 pages.

Skills Required:

  • Working with cables
  • Working with charts
  • Lace
  • Bobbles
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Blocking

Finished Size (stretched & blocked):
60 (75.5)”/152.40 (191.77) cm wide by 13 (21)”/33.02 (53.34) cm high

Other Tools:

  • Stitch markers – 21 (27)
  • Cable needle
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions)
  • Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking wires and pins

Skill Level: Intermediate

800 (1,600) yards/732 (1,463) meters of wool fingering weight yarn that knits up to 8 sts/inch.

Shown In:
Indigodragonfly ‘Chameleon Sock’, (400 yards/365 meters; 63% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 17% silk; 3.53 oz/100 grams). 2 skeins in Already Frogged, size Small.

About the Collection:
During the summer of 2014, I traveled to Newfoundland, to the arctic coastal tundra region where the Vikings had the first European settlement in North America. Such gorgeous landscape! It’s inspired a collection focused around the landscape of this area of Newfoundland and its geological cousins in Iceland and coastal Ireland. I’ve been lucky enough to visit all three places over the past 10 years. I find the remote and stark landscapes inspiring – nature has such beautiful lines and movement.

During my visit to Newfoundland’s Great Northern Penninsula (the location of the first Viking settlement in North America) inspiration struck quite quickly and before the week was out, I had the core ideas for the Northern Landscapes collection. This accessory collection of 30-40 pieces focuses on shawls/stoles, scarves, hats, and cowls. I knew right away that the beautiful, natural colours and textures of Bare Naked Wools paired perfectly with this landscape. The collection also features indie dyers, focusing on colours drawn from the three landscapes.

The collection will be released in three parts and will be available as ebooks or individual patterns. Part one was published in August 2015, part two was published over 2016/17 and part three will be released in 2019.