Eldhraun Cowl by Janelle Martin

Eldhraun Cowl

August 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in over Chart A, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
505 - 821 yards (462 - 751 m)
Short (Long)
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About this Design:
The Eldhraun lava field in Iceland is covered in an amazing carpet of green moss. The rounded lumps and bumps created by the lava are sometimes a lighter green than the moss in the folds between the lumps. Looking at these depressions, I started to see patterns and wondered if I could capture some of them using cables. Thus the Eldhraun cowl was created.

Pattern is 6 pages.

Skills Required:

  • Working with charts
  • Knitting in the round
  • Cables
  • Provisional cast on
  • Kitchener stitch
  • Blocking

Finished Size: 31 (50.38)”/78.74 (127.97) cm circumference by 12”/30.48 cm wide

Other Tools:

  • Stitch marker (1)
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions).
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking wires and pins

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn: 505 (821) yards/461 (751) meters of a merino and cashmere blend worsted weight yarn that knits up to 4.5 sts/inch.

Shown In:
Indigodragonfly ‘MerGoat Worsted’, (180 yards/165 meters; 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein). 3 skeins in Jeeves, the Prim Reaper, size Short.

About the Collection:
This past summer 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 an ebook or individual patterns. Part one will be published this August, part two will be published over 2016/17 and part three will be released in 2019.

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern may be available from your local yarn shop. Please contact them for more details.