Beaded Knots Cowl by Janelle Martin

Beaded Knots Cowl

November 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Chart B, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
Short (Long)
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This pattern was inspired by the knotwork found in ruins of an abbey in The Burren. These unique three-part cables feature an arm running up the centre. To me, in the narrow panel on the right, these look like “beads” running up a chain.

This pattern is the third release in Northern Landscape, Part 3. To learn more about the collection, scroll to the bottom of these notes.

Patterns in Northern Landscapes, part three are available individually or as part of collection. During the pre-order period, the ebook is available at a special, discounted price of $24.95. Over the next 12 to 18 months, the rest of the patterns will be published. Once all the patterns have been released individually, the eBook version of the patterns will be uploaded (tentatively release date - March 2022). At that time the price of the eBook rises to $35.95 (full retail price of the individual patterns is approximately $90).

The Northern Landscapes collection, part one is available here and Northern Landscapes collection, part two is available here.

Skills Required:

  • Working cables
  • Working with charts and written instructions
  • Blocking

Finished Size (blocked): 9.5”/24 cm wide by 32.5”/82.50 cm

Other Tools:

  • Buttons, 1”/25 mm (3)
  • Stitch markers (4)
  • Cable needle (2)
  • Tapestry needle
  • T-pins (blocking wires optional)
  • Unwaxed dental floss (to attach buttons

400 yards/ 366 meters of meters of a merino and cashmere blend worsted weight yarn that knits up to 4.5 sts/inch.

Shown in:
French Market Fibers ‘MCN Worsted’, (200 yards/183 meters; 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein). 2 skeins in Brandy Milk Punch.

About the Collection:
During the summer of 2014, 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 15 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 multiple parts and will be available as ebooks or individual patterns. Part one was published in August 2015, part two was published over 2016/17 and part three will be released throughout 2020/2021.