Brodgar by Sue Lazenby
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October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
460 - 520 yards (421 - 475 m)
This pattern is available for £4.75 GBP buy it now

Also available as part of Winter Warmers e-book.

Inspired by the ancient Scottish stone circle the Ring of Brodgar & the marking on the stones, this is a 2 colour cowl knitted in the round. The front is a stranded pattern with reverse stocking stitch at bottom & top, the reverse side is striped with the 2 sides grafted at the end. Worked in fingering weight, the thickness from the stranded pattern & double thickness gives extra warmth for cold weather. It would be suitable for the intermediate knitter who has worked some stranded patterns before.

SIZE: Circumference: approx. 26 - 28’’ / 66 – 71 cm. Depth: approx. 7- 8 ‘’ / 18 – 20 cm

GAUGE: 4’’ / 10 cm, measured over stocking stitch: 25 sts / 35 rows


Yarn: Fingering weight, approx. 460 - 520 yd (420 - 476 m): MC: 290 – 330yd (265 – 302 m); CC: 170 – 190 yd (155 – 174 m)

Needles: 3.5mm / US #4, 60cm / 24” circular needle, or size for gauge & one size smaller to hold stitches when grafting.

Notions: Waste yarn & crochet hook if needed for provisional CO, 6 stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking pins.

SKILL LEVEL: intermediate (3 / 5)

SKILLS NEEDED: provisional CO, stranded knitting in the round, grafting reverse stocking st.

Please note although there are detailed instructions, the stranded pattern for front is charted only.

The pattern has been fully tech edited and tested.

I’d love to see your progress / finished cowl over in the
suseknits group.

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