Osebury Rock by Ysolda Teague
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Osebury Rock

Knitting
October 2015
Easyknits.co.uk Squidge
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in st st in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
480 yards (439 m)
45" / 115cm long and 11" / 28cm wide excluding fringe

This pattern was designed for the 2015 Ysolda Shawl Club and will be exclusive to the club until October 2016. Sign ups for this year’s club are closed but to be the first to find out about future clubs sign up for my newsletter.

Jon’s dyeing is so beautiful that I wanted to keep things simple and let the yarn shine. The neutral tones reflect the gleaming highlights in the photos of roasted vegetables I sent Jon for inspiration so I liked the idea of using them to pick out a pattern against the vibrant gradient. The pattern is worked in the round for easy stranded colourwork and a knotted steeking technique is exposed rather than tucked away to create fringed ends. Between each round the yarn is wrapped multiple times around the needle to create a really wide ladder of yarn that’s cut open at the end. There are a lot of knots to tie, but not a single end to weave in. The stole is worked sideways with the long cast-on and bind-off edges worked in a garter rib pattern that lines up perfectly with the geometric colourwork.