iSanquhar by Nathan Taylor


September 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
40 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stocking stitch in the round
US 0 - 2.0 mm
60 - 70 yards (55 - 64 m)
One size, but adaptable
This pattern is available for £2.50 GBP buy it now

iSanquhar is the perfect project for using up scrap sock yarns to great effect!

Protect your iPhone, iPad or camera with this fun and speedy knit.

The town of Sanquhar in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, is the home of a very specific style of stranded knitting, usually in the form of gloves, traditionally worn in the town for ceremonial occasions. The Sanquhar patterns feature intricate, two-colour, high-contrast designs, many of which are formed from squares, 11sts x 11sts.

The patterns have romantic and evocative names, such as “The Duke”, “The Rose and Trellis”, and “The Glendyne”.

Traditionally, the Sanquhar gloves features a corrugated rib cuff, and the wearer’s initials would be knitted into the wrist band. iSanquhar incorporates these features too!

iSanquhar is the perfect blend of “tradtech”: tradition and technology melded together in one quick and easy project.

What better way to combine the old and the new than in a fabulous Sanquhar-inspired cosy for your iPhone or similarly-sized hand-held device?

Perfect as a gift, this beautiful pattern comes with 16 different charts to choose from - 8 traditional Sanquhar patterns, and 8 brand new ones along the same lines, so you can really make this cosy your own. Choose traditional black and white, or go crazy, and bring the old patterns right up to date with modern, zany colour combinations to make those patterns really pop!

The full alphabet is charted out, and included with this pattern, making it really easy to customise your iSanquhar.

Each iSanquhar uses between 11-15 grams of sock-weight yarn in total, about half and half of each of two colours. (Whichever yarn is used as your main colour will use slightly more than the contrasting colour).