Osebury Rock by Ysolda Teague

Osebury Rock

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
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This pattern was designed for the 2015 Ysolda Shawl Club.

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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.