Hallgrímskirkja by libby blossom


August 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
3.5 stitches = 4 inches
in rib pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
225 yards (206 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The verticality and repetitive nature of the facade of Hallgrímskirkja, designed by Guðjón Samúelsson, is said to resemble the lava flows found throughout the country of Iceland. The rhythm of the vertical edges creates an everchanging interplay of light and shadow throughout the day and across the seasons. The Hallgrímskirkja cowl is designed to display the similar transforming nature of Alchemy’s Tweedy. The flowing handdyed color ways twist between unique shadowy fibers and create a simple, vertical cowl with dynamic expression.

This cowl was designed to use one skein of Alchemy Tweedy. It is intended to be worn as a close fitting cowl--either with a t-shirt as a transition to fall weather or tucked snuggly under your winter coat to keep the chill out. Available in two sizes (S/L) there is plenty leftover with one skein of Tweedy if you would like to make either size a bit longer.

NOTE: This pattern is the second in the Do You Indie? club series (found at A Grand Yarn) featuring a different indie yarn company and an original pattern designed for the yarn each month.