Pyukkleen by Ysolda Teague
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Pyukkleen

Knitting
October 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork in the round
US 9 - 5.5 mm
375 yards (343 m)
One size — cowl measures approx. 30" / 72cm in circumference and 11" / 28cm in height.
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On a recent trip to Shetland with my bicycle I had to pack everything into two panniers and had promised myself I wouldn’t acquire anything, not even yarn. Ha. After a couple of days slowly riding up the hills with plenty of time to observe the constantly shifting colours of the landscape I couldn’t resist this armful of blues, golds and rich browns.

A sampler of some of my favourite nought and cross and peerie patterns allow the colours to shine in a subtly shaded pattern, although two colours would be equally effective. Stranded colour work in Aran weight creates a fabulously warm fabric with plenty of body that means the loose cowl can stand up to protect your nose from the wind or be pulled down into attractive gathers. Pyukkleen is an excellent first stranded colour work pattern with its geometric patterns, short floats and lack of steeking.

Yarn
Aran weight yarn
Shown in Jamieson of Shetland’s Shetland Heather Aran (100% Shetland wool, 101 yds / 92m, 1.76oz / 50g)

C1 — 692 Oceanic
C2 — 998 Autumn
C3 — 101 Natural Black
C4 — 107 Mogit
C5 — 1060 Cedar
C6 — 1070 Woodnymph

C1: 95 yds / 87m
C2: 80 yds / 73m
C3 – C6: 50 yds / 45m

Needles
Size 9 US / 5.5mm 24” / 60cm circular

Notions
Stitch marker, darning needle, scrap yarn and crochet hook for provisional cast on.

Helpful links
Technique Thursday - Colour dominance
Technique Thursday - Choosing colours
Technique Thursday - Crochet provisional cast on