Eira by Linda Marveng

Eira

Knitting
February 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
607 - 902 yards (555 - 825 m)
One Size
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A sporty looking cowl with a matching belt knitted in a reverisble rice pattern closed with snap fasteners was the idea for Eira; A Norse name meaning merciful. A thin drapey mercerized cotton called Hifa, Perle, held doubled, seemed ideal for these accessories.

Size: One size

Finished measurements:
Cowl: Height: 20 cm/7.75”
Length: 120 cm/47.25”
Belt: Height: 10 cm/4”
Length: 72 cm/28.25”

Yarn: Hifa, Perle 12/6 (100% mercerized cotton, 200 g cone, 670 m/733 yds). Sample is knitted in Grey 18370.
Cowl: 1 cone; 555 m/607 yds
Belt: 1 cone; 270 m/295 yds
http://www.ull.no/garn/bomullsgarn/perle-merc-bomull-12-6
Note: Yarn is held double throughout.

Alternative yarn:
Patons, 100% Cotton 4 ply (100% cotton, 100 g, 330 m/361 yds)
http://www.makeitcoats.com/en-gb/explore/knitting/patons/...
Mondial, Cotton Soft Speciale Baby (100% cotton, 50 g, 180 m/197 yds)
http://www.lanemondial.it/home/index.php?option=com_conte...
Elann, Lustrado (100% cotton, 50 gm, 169 m/185 yds)
Or another fingering/4 ply yarn to be held double throughout.
Or another DK/8 ply yarn held single.

Notions: Waste yarn, 3 snap fastners for belt (1.5 mm/0.059”) and yarn needle.

Needles: 2 sets of 4 mm/US 6 circular needles (80 cm/32”).
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Gauge: 21 sts and 26 rows in st st using yarn held double measures 10 cm/4” square.
20 sts and 28 rows in Rice Pattern using yarn held double measures 10 cm/4” square.

Notes:
Both Cowl and Belt are knitted flat. The Cowl is cast on with a provisional cast-on using waste yarn which is removed at the end so that it can be grafted or bound off with 3 needles to join into a loop. The Belt only comes in one size but can easily be adjusted to your preferred waist length by adding or removing pattern repeats. It is closed with snap fasteners and has a folded hem.

Dress by Judith Bech.
Shoes by Monica Stålvang, see online shop.

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