Svartifoss by Margaret Mills
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Svartifoss

Knitting
August 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
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On vacation in Iceland last summer, I picked up two skeins of laceweight yarn, a fascination with the geometric rock formations in the country, and a need for warm accessories. (I named this set after the Black Waterfall, Svartifoss.) It turns out that a lace fabric laid over a simple worsted-weight stockinette fabric results in a very warm item -- or, in this case, three very warm items. This lace pattern features stockinette, nupps and yarnovers that provide interesting variation in texture and color density in the laceweight overlay.

Pattern requires use of charts.

SIZES
Hat: brim circumference: 20 (22)” / 51 (56) cm; height: 7.5 (8)” / 19 (20.5) cm
Intended to be worn with 0-1” / 0-2.5 cm negative ease.
Cowl: circumference: 24 (48)“ / 61 (122) cm; height: 8” / 20.5 cm
Mittens: Hand circumference: 7.5 (8.5)” / 19 (21.5) cm; hand length: 7.5 (8)” / 19 (20) cm; cuff length: 3.5” / 9 cm
Intended to be worn with 0–1” (0–2.5 cm) positive ease

MATERIALS
Plymouth Yarns Galway Worsted (210 yd/192 m per 3.5 oz/100 g ball; 100% Wool) in #0769 Lapis Heather (MC)
1 ball for Hat; 1 (2) balls for Cowl; 1 ball for Mittens

and

Plymouth Yarns Suri Alpaca Merino Glow (1094 yd / 1000 m per 4.5 oz / 125 g skein; 80% Alpaca / 15% Merino / 5% Metallic) in Natural (CC)
1 skein

For the entire set as pictured (20” / 51 cm Hat; 48” / 122 cm Cowl; 7.5” / 19 cm Mittens), 3 balls of Plymouth Yarns Galway Worsted and 1 skein of Plymouth Yarn Suri Alpaca Merino Glow are sufficient. The larger Hat or Mittens in combination with the larger Cowl will require a fourth ball of Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted.

US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needle, 16-48” (40-120 cm) long, depending on hat and cowl size
US 5 / 3.75 mm circular needle, 16-48” (40-120 cm) long, depending on hat and cowl size
US 7 / 4.5 mm needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round
US 5 / 3.75 mm needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round

Stitch markers
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle
Tools for blocking

GAUGE
20 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, using MC and larger needles
20 sts and 44 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter stitch, using MC and smaller needles
18 sts and 23 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Lace pattern and Lace Chart, using CC and larger needles