L'Anse aux Meadows by Janelle Martin

L'Anse aux Meadows

December 2015
yarn held together
+ Cobweb
+ Light Fingering
+ Light Fingering
= Aran (8 wpi) ?
19.25 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in over stockinette, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
630 - 3529 yards (576 - 3227 m)
Baby Blanket (Small Throw, Large Throw) [Stole]
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About this Design: Walking out the boardwalk at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site is almost like walking through treetops. The trees are so short that all you are surrounded by is branches. The stitch pattern in the main body of this design features traveling cable arms – resembling roots or branches. The border pattern reminds me of the seed pods found on the tall grasses there, blowing in the strong winds. The “yarn” used for the baby blanket sample is made of several strands of heavy laceweight yarn and cobweb yarn held together, creating a yarn that falls between worsted and aran weight yarn.

Pattern is 8 pages.

Skills Required:

  • Working cables
  • Knitting Lace
  • Working with charts
  • Twisted stitches
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Blocking

Sizes: Baby Blanket (Small Throw, Large Throw) Stole
Finished Size (stretched and blocked): 24 (44, 56) 20”/60.96 (111.76, 142.24) 50.8 cm wide by 30 (60, 78.75) 72.50”/76.20 (152.40, 200.03) 184.15 cm long

Other Tools:

  • Stitch markers - 8 (13, 16) 7
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions).
  • Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking wires and Tpins

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn: 630 (2,310, 3,859) 1,488 yards/576 (2,112, 3,529) 1,361 meters of aran weight Merino/Cashmere/Nylon yarn that knits up to 4.75 sts/inch.

Shown In: two strands of MerGoat Lace and two strands of Centolavaggi held together throughout.

Indigodragonfly ‘MerGoat Lace’, (630 yards/576 meters; 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein). 2 skeins in Hallowe’en: Giving Blue Jays Fans Something to Do in October Since 1994.

Filatura Di Crosa ‘Centolavaggi’, (1,531 yards/1,400 meters; 100% merino; 3.53 oz/100 grams). 1 skein in 430 Cobolt.

About the Collection:
During the summer of 2014, 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 ebooks or individual patterns. Part one was published in August 2015, part two was published over 2016/17 and part three will be released in 2019.