Nînim by Sarah Alderson


September 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
800 yards (732 m)
one size
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Winter: Nînim - meaning snowdrop

An Elven Reckoning - a year of knits from the last homely house is a collection of twelve beautiful garments and accessories inspired by the stories of Elves that inhabit Middle-Earth from J.R.R. Tolkien’s books.
In this book designer Sarah Alderson will take you on a journey through the six seasons that make up an elven reckoning.
The twelve beautiful patterns feature a wide range of design elements, from cables to stranded colourwork, slipped stitch patterns to lace. Sarah has created a pattern for every person (and Elf!).

White and soft as snow, this warm and cozy Cowl is made for bright winter days. this beautiful cowl can also be worn as a wrap.

The cowl has a reversible lace and cable pattern that ensures no wrong side is ever visible - perfect for immaculate elves.

Nînim is part of An Elven Reckoning - a year of knits from the last homely house book

One size.
30 cm (12 in) deep and 188 cm (74 in) long

Aran weight yarn.
West Yorkshire Spinners Blue-Faced Leicester Aran: 100% wool, 166 m (182 yds) in 100g, colour way Natural Ecru
900 m (800 yds) required

Needles & Notions:
4.5 mm (US 7) needles

16 sts and 24 rows in 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in) measured over Garter st

Skills required:
Knit and purl stitches
Casting on and off
Increases and decreases
Following cable and lace chart or written instructions

Pattern information:
Originally published September 2015.
Current version: Nînim_v1.0.pdf
PDF file size: 2.2MB
Technical Editor: Gwen Wagner-Adair
Model: Ellen-Scarlett Ryan
Photography: Christine Patterson