Cetraria Islandica by Hélène Magnússon

Cetraria Islandica

Knitting
January 2019
both are used in this pattern
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
225 - 230 yards (206 - 210 m)
one size fits all, adjustable
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This pattern is part of the Icelandic Yarn Club 1. It is exclusive to the Club until 24th January, 2020. You can sign up for my newsletter to be the first to find out about future clubs.

Cetraria Islandica is a cowl inspired by the lichen of the same name, commonly known as Icelandic moss (despite the fact that it is a lichen, not a moss). Called Fjallagrös in Icelandic (literally mountains’ grass), it was a great source of carbohydrates and minerals and was used for dyeing. Known for its medicinal and anti-bacterial properties, it is excellent for coughs and digestive. The motifs in my cowl are a fantasist interpretation of a very enlarged botanic cut of the lichen. I used typical Icelandic motifs in stranded knitting together with slip-stich motifs and bobbles. The cowl is knitted in the round and ends with a picot bind off.

It is knitted with plotulopi and 4 shades of plant-dyed Léttlopi, dyed especially for the club.

Size: one size fits all. Adjustable (you can easily add or remove motifs of 12 sts to make it bigger or smaller).

Circumference: 66.5 cm / 26.25”
Total height: 31 cm / 12.25”