Lorelei by Laura Patterson


December 2012
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
US 9 - 5.5 mm
One size
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People long ago believed in water sprites, sirens, nymphs, whose mischievous presence explained the inexplicable. The Lorelei, a large rock that soars some 400 feet (120 meters) above the eastern bank of the Rhine river near St. Goarshausen, Germany, is named for one of these sirens. The outcropping marks the narrowest part of the river between Switzerland and the North Sea. A very strong current, a tight turn, and rocks below the waterline have caused countless boating accidents there, many blamed on ships’ captains being mesmerized by the song of the Lorelei.

Cowl is worked in the round on large needles holding two strands of fingering weight yarn.

Coordinates with Melusine fingerless mitts.

Yarn: 600 yards fingering weight yarn, held double.

Skills: knit, purl, k1 tbl, twisted rib, k2tog, p2tog, ssk, YO, knitting in the round.

Other supplies: 1 stitch markers required (more markers are optional), yarn needle.

Stitch patterns: Charted and written.