Solace by Georgie Nicolson
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Solace

Knitting
June 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
394 yards (360 m)
one size: 6¼"/16cm wide x 38"/96.5cm in circumferential length
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It’s amazing how the meditative practice of knitting can assist in those tumultuous times of life. The perfect knit is one that allows your thoughts to drift but not wander too far; that brings you back to a level of concentration every now and again - giving the opportunity for deep reflection but also to draw you out of that deep reflection.

Solace, with its stocking stitch and simple fair isle fits that profile perfectly. This seamless cowl is knit as a long tube, interspersed with with a chevron pattern that requires colour changes no more than five stitches apart, before being grafted end to end to complete the loop. This double sided fabric makes for a gloriously snuggly cowl.

Construction:
Solace begins with a provisional cast-on and is then knit as a long tube with the chevron pattern formed through colourwork and fair isle techniques. When completed, the end is grafted to the provisional cast-on to form a tubed loop of fabric.

Instructions for colourwork pattern is both written and charted.

Sizing:
One size - 6¼“/16cms wide by 38”/96.5cms in circumferential length

Skill Level:
Intermediate

Techniques used:
Knit and purl
Provisional cast on
Kitchener Stitch
Working in the round on circular needles
Working from charts
Stranded colourwork

Yarn:
Solace has been designed to compliment the Tarndie Origins and Tarndie Polwarth Undyed Range.

Yardage:
4 skeins of 98 yards/90 metres approximately.


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