The Rosses by Courtney Kelley

The Rosses

Knitting
August 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
19.5 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Cable and trinity stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
175 yards (160 m)
18” (45.75 cm) circumference, unstretched, 9” (22.75 cm) height.
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The Rosses is named for the Irish speaking region of County Donegal called Na Rosa in Irish Gaelic. The simple trinity, or blackberry, stitch is an important element of hand knits, and is often used with pride amongst the hand knitters in the region, as machine knits cannot replicate the intricate stitch. A simple cable braid breaks up the trinity stitch, and both have attractive integrated decreases for the crown.

SPECIFICATIONS
YARN:
The Fibre Co. Arranmore (80% merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% silk; 175 yds/100 g skein): Ruari, 1 skein.
GAUGE: 1 repeat (22 sts) = 4.5” (11.5 cm), 22 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Trinity and Cable patt on larger ndls, after blocking.
NEEDLES:
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 8 (5 mm) circular.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 10 (6 mm) circular.
1 - US 10 (6 mm) set DPNs.
NOTIONS: Stitch marker, cable needle.
SIZE: 18” (45.75 cm) circumference, unstretched, 9” (22.75 cm) height.
SKILLS: Working cables, decreasing in pattern.

USEFUL TIP:
For a tutorial on working cables without a cable needle, visit our tutorial here.