Anning by Helena Bristow


November 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
3 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch
in modified linen stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
120 - 240 yards (110 - 219 m)
Short (Long)
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Sizes: Short (Long)
Finished size: 23” (46”) circumference
Gauge: appx 3 sts and 5 rows = 1” in modified linen stitch
(though exact gauge isn’t critical, as long as you’re happy with the fabric achieved)

Oink Pigments Oink Bulky, 1 (2) skeins or appx 120 (240) yds bulky or chunky-weight yarn
Shown in Short size in “Bruised Blueberry”
US Size 11 (8.0 mm) 24” circular needle
Stitch Marker

This modified linen-stitch cowl is named for English fossil-hunter Mary Anning. With little formal education, she discovered ichthyosaurs, long-necked plesiosaurs, pterodactyl, and hundreds of other Jurassic fossils, and taught herself anatomy, geology, paleontology, and scientific illustration. The textured stitch pattern in this cowl evokes treasures buried in earth, and celebrates hand-dyed yarns in wildly variegated colorways.