Roseberry by Ann Kingstone


November 2012
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch/stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
600 - 840 yards (549 - 768 m)
1-2, 2-3, 3-4, and 4-5 years
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Roseberry is part of the Born & Bred collection, a book made in partnership with baa ram ewe, the awesome Yorkshire yarn shop taking Yorkshire wool to the world! The book is available in print from baa ram ewe.

The Pattern

The coat is knitted from the top down, starting with the Turkish cast-on for the hood (fully instructed in the pattern). Raglan increases form the yoke, and the bodice is finished just below the chest with applied icord. The skirt is knitted on stitches picked up from the icord.

The pattern includes full written instructions for everything except the cables. For these you must be able to follow a chart (provided).

Choose needles for your preferred methods of small diameter circular knitting (the sleeves), and for flat knitting with long rows. You will need two circular needles for the method instructed for the hood.

The pattern is available in both A4 and Letter size formats, and all instructions include both US and UK knitting terminology. The pattern includes a full schematic showing metric and imperial measurements.

Technical editor: Karen Butler
Photos by Verity Britton

Yarn requirements

5(6:6:7) 100g ball/skeins of Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds Chunky Undyed.

’Light Masham’ (100% Masham wool) was used for the sample. Masham sheep are a Yorkshire sheep breed, named after the Yorkshire town of Masham, home of a famous annual sheep fair.


Roseberry is named after ‘Roseberry Topping’, a hill in the North York Moors with a somewhat quirky shape. The hill was originally named ‘Othenesberg’ after the Viking god, Odin, and was probably used as a Viking shrine. Over the years the name has morphed into ‘Roseberry’. ‘Topping’ is Yorkshire dialect for a hilltop. Visitors can learn much about Yorkshire’s Viking past at the Jorvik Viking Centre in York.


The stitch in column 3 of line 21 in the chart should show a black dot. It is a knit stitch worked on a wrong side row.