Twining Vines Stole by Janelle Martin

Twining Vines Stole

August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in over Chart B, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1320 - 1980 yards (1207 - 1811 m)
Small (Large)
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About this Design:
Much of the vegetation in the Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland is comprised of low growing plants, only a few inches high. The pointed “branches” of the plant shown in this picture reminded me of a stitch pattern I had once seen. After searching through numerous stitch dictionaries I finally found the stitch pattern used for the main body of this shawl. I wanted a border that carried through the eyelets from the main pattern yet had a softer feel. The cable twist in the edging design has an organic feel that leant itself naturally to this application.

Pattern is 5 pages.

Skills Required:

  • Working with charts
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Cables
  • Working Lace
  • Blocking

Finished Size (blocked):
16.5 (21)”/41.92 (53.34) cm wide by 68 (77)”/172.72 (195.58) cm long

Other Tools:

  • Stitch markers (4)
  • Cable needle
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions)
  • Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking wires and pins

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn: 1320 (1980) yards/1205 (1807) meters of wool fingering weight yarn that knits up to 8 sts/inch.

Shown In:
Indigodragonfly ‘Cariboubaa’, (435 yards/398 meters; 100% merino; 3.53 oz/100 grams). 3 skeins in Maybe I’ll Have My Minions Take You Out Back And Kill You Horribly (Willow), size Small.

About the Collection:
This past summer I traveled to Newfoundland, to the arctic coastal tundra region where the Vikings had the first European settlement in North America. Such gorgeous landscape! It’s inspired a collection focused around the landscape of this area of Newfoundland and its geological cousins in Iceland and coastal Ireland. I’ve been lucky enough to visit all three places over the past 10 years. I find the remote and stark landscapes inspiring – nature has such beautiful lines and movement.

During my visit to Newfoundland’s Great Northern Penninsula (the location of the first Viking settlement in North America) inspiration struck quite quickly and before the week was out, I had the core ideas for the Northern Landscapes collection. This accessory collection of 30-40 pieces focuses on shawls/stoles, scarves, hats, and cowls. I knew right away that the beautiful, natural colours and textures of Bare Naked Wools paired perfectly with this landscape. The collection also features indie dyers, focusing on colours drawn from the three landscapes.

The collection will be released in three parts and will be available as an ebook or individual patterns. Part one will be published this August, part two will be published over 2016/17 and part three will be released in 2019.

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern may be available from your local yarn shop. Please contact them for more details.