Blennerville Stole by Janelle Martin

Blennerville Stole

December 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Chart B, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1100 - 1830 yards (1006 - 1673 m)
Small (Large)
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About this Design: Windmills are an iconic image and were used throughout history in most parts of the world. The traditional geometric patterns of the windmill’s blades are the inspiration for this design. The name comes from the Irish “white windmill,” Blennerville Windmill, built in 1800. Restoration work on the mill began in 1984 and the mill was opened in 1990.

Pattern is 6 pages.

Skills Required:

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

Finished Size (blocked): 23.5 (28.25)”/59.69 (71.76) cm wide by 61 (84.25)”/154.94 (214) cm long

Other Tools:

  • Stitch markers – 7 (8)
  • 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

Yarn: 1,100 (1,830) yards/1,006 (1,673) meters of DK weight Silk/Camel yarn that knits up to 6 sts/inch.

Shown In: Sweet Paprika Yarns ‘Adagio’, (378 yards/346 meters; 70% silk, 30% camel; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein). 3 skeins in Paprika, 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.