Peridotite Stole by Janelle Martin

Peridotite Stole

October 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Chart A, blocked and stretched
US 6 - 4.0 mm
673 - 2237 yards (615 - 2046 m)
Scarf (Small Stole, Large Stole)
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About this Design:
At the Geo Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, there is a display outlining the different types of rock that comprise the province and the age of the rock itself. The striation lines in a chunk of Peridotite captured my interest and I started thinking about stitch patterns that employ cables and traveling stitches. When I came across the diamond shapes of the stitch pattern used in this piece, I knew I had found a match.

Pattern is 6 pages.

Skills Required:

  • Working cables
  • Knitting Lace
  • Working with charts
  • Twisted stitches
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Blocking

Finished Size: 12.5 (17, 25.75)”/31.75 (43.18, 65.40) cm wide by 52 (64, 84)”/132.08 (162.56, 213.36) cm long

Other Tools:

  • Stitch markers: 6 (8, 11)
  • Cable needle
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions).
  • Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking wires and Tpins

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn: 673 (1,125, 2,237) yards/616 (1,029, 2,046) meters of wool sport weight yarn that knits up to 6 sts/inch.

Shown In:
Bare Naked Wools ‘Cabécou Brillant’, (375 yards/343 meters; 40% wool, 40% mohair, 20% silk; 4.06 oz/115 grams). 3 skeins in Poivre, size Small Stole.

About the Collection:
During the summer of 2014, 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 ebooks or individual patterns. Part one was published in August 2015, part two was published over 2016/17 and part three will be released in 2019.