Ruins by Nyss Parkes


May 2011
5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
190 - 218 yards (174 - 199 m)
small 16.5cm / 6.5”, medium 19cm / 7.5”, Large 21cm / 8.25”
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“There, down the roofless wall did glow
The zun upon the grassy vloor,
An’ weakly-wandren winds did blow,
Unhinder’d by a door”

(The Castle Ruins - William Barnes)

Dreaming of castles in the mist, and adventure?

Ruins gives you the chance to sample some techniques you’ve been meaning to try with three contrasting sections (stranded colour, basket weave and layers). Alternatives are provided if you find a section too tricky.

This pattern is perfect for the restless wanderer who quickly tires of long repetitive patterns.

Knit your gloves in soft corresponding colours for a dreamy effect, or with contrasting black for a bolder look.

Pattern contains fully written out and explained instructions. Sample:
k14, inc1, place marker, k2, place marker, inc1, k22 = 42sts

Bendigo Woollen Mills
Rustic 8 Ply (DK) - Earth 50 grams / 99 meters
Classic 8 Ply (DK) - Raven 50 grams / 99 meters

Substitutes -
Cascade 220 wool or Cascade 220 superwash
Although not DK, this yarn has been tested and knits up well for this pattern

Ruins is a pattern written for those comfortable with knitting in the round. Please just contact me if you are having trouble deciding if this pattern is right for you.

Thank you
Thanks to wonderful testers stephaniesews, TNTGypsy, lacesockslupins, MamaMidwife, and messicat

Thanks to those who purchased this pattern while it was available. Profit generated during the last year was donated to charity.