Eifel Oak by Skeinwalker Knits

Eifel Oak

Knitting
September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31.5 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
326 yards (298 m)
One; easily customizable.
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Dark blue lakes and rivers, bubbling streams and wide dams, forested mountain ranges, colorful rock formations, and a dense network of hiking paths. This is what the Eifel National Park evokes to me. Old ash, chestnut and wild cherry trees share grounds with mighty oaks and beech trees. Wildlife is teaming, but you’ll have to be quiet and patient to spot a timid deer or woodpecker. Nature takes its time. Soothing and calm like soft moss.
The Eifel Oak cowl is a reflection of these experiences. Streams and paths navigate across the cowl, forming an organic network of textured lines and open spaces. Come along with Eifel Oak on a woody journey and return home with a sense of accomplishment and awe.

The cowl features textured lace and is reversible. The main stitch pattern uses patterning on all rounds, but the pattern has a rhythm and is rather meditative. If you loved the Poppy Path cowl, I’m sure you’ll love the Eifel Oak cowl too!

Yarn
Bart & Francis Pure Merino Wool (Fingering; 100% Merino; 350 meters / 383 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; sample uses 85 grams in color 3808 (apple green).

Needles
2.75 mm (US size 2) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge
23 stitches and 38 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
22 stitches and 31.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Woods, Water & Wilderness, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Notions
Stitch markers: 1 in color A (beginning-of-round marker), 13 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

Size
One; easily customizable.

Final measurements
Circumference (c): 76 cm / 30 inches, height (h): 32 cm / 12.5 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, increases, decreases, twisted stitches. Stitch pattern requiring some attention. Patterning on all rounds. Elastic BO. Video tutorials are provided for the used stitches and techniques.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked in the round. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.

Pattern support
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.