Mountain Peaks Stole by Janelle Martin

Mountain Peaks Stole

Knitting
August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in over Chart B, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
850 - 1350 yards (777 - 1234 m)
Small (Large)
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About this Design:
Inspired by the hills and trees of the Northern Peninsula in Newfoundland, especially those in Gros Morne National Park. Offered in two sizes, Mountain Peaks Stole features twisted stitch patterns.

Pattern is 7 pages.

Skills Required:

  • Working with multiple charts
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Working stitches through the back of the loop
  • Blocking

Finished Size:
Small Stole – 20”/50.8 cm wide by 60”/152.40 cm long
Large Stole – 26”/66.04 cm wide by 70”/177.80 cm long

Other Tools:

  • Stitch markers 4 (6)
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions).
  • Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking wires and pins

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn: 850 (1,350) yards/777 (1,234) meters of alpaca/merino blend fingering weight yarn that knits up to 7-7.5 sts/inch.

Shown In:
Bare Naked Wools ‘Better Breakfast Fingering’, (450 yards/411 meters; 55% merino, 35% alpaca, 10% nylon; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein). 3 skeins in Warm Coals (Large).

About the Collection:
This past summer 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 an ebook or individual patterns. Part one will be published this August, part two will be published over 2016/17 and part three will be released in 2019.

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern may be available from your local yarn shop. Please contact them for more details.