Gold Hill Cowl by Kate Larson

Gold Hill Cowl

Knitting
February 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Using larger needle in blocked lace pattern.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
200 - 225 yards (183 - 206 m)
One size.
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $19.99.

This pattern is currently only available through the Interweave webinar “How to Make Dorset Buttons.” $19.99 includes 60 min webinar on Dorset buttons and the Gold Hill Cowl pattern.

For nearly three hundred years, intricately patterned buttons were produced in Dorset, England. Until the invention of a button-making machine in the 1850s, these small, soft buttons were most often made by wrapping linen thread around a wire ring. Learn to make Dorset buttons in the 2013 issue of Jane Austen Knits magazine and in an Interweave webinar presentation with Kate Larson on “How to Make Dorset Buttons.”

The Gold Hill Cowl is named after a famous area in the town of Shaftesbury, which was the heart of Dorset’s button-trade. The Gold Hill Museum continues to collect and exhibit the buttons that played a part in the town’s illustrious history.