Formel by Karen Robinson


July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
285 yards (261 m)
24" (61 cm) circumference at top; 38" (96.5 cm) circumference at bottom; 7.5" (19 cm) tall
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The formel is a female eagle sought after by three male eagles and is described as the goodliest bird, with every virtue. The shape of the cowl, which can be pulled down over the top of the shoulders, is like a mantle of love. The hearts on this cowl represent all the longing hearts that surround this female eagle, seeming to trap her into choosing a mate. Yet she breaks free from any restrictions by asking for another year before having to make her choice.

Round Table Yarns Camelot (80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon), 435 yds/398 m per 100 g); sample uses colorway Shame and Slander; or 285 yds (260 m) of another fingering weight yarn

US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
4 stitch markers (one different for beginning of round)

27 stitches and 37 rounds over 4” (10 cm) in stockinette in the round, blocked

Finished Measurements
24” (61 cm) circumference at top; 38” (96.5 cm) circumference at bottom; 7.5” (19 cm) tall

Thank You
Thank you to my test knitters (Jaxdrisc, lesleyd, CashmereCrazy, Melfindley, and queenofsocks) who provided valuable feedback. Thank you to Sarah Walworth for tech editing and copy editing, Brad Barton for modeled photography, Erin Crawford for modeling, and Elizabeth Green for layout/graphic design.

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