Esthwaite cowl by Gretha Mensen

Esthwaite cowl

Knitting
November 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
366 - 437 yards (335 - 400 m)
Approx. 25.2” (64 cm) circumference x 14.8“ (37.5 cm) height.
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This cowl is named for Esthwaite Water, a sapphire lake set in the verdant hills of northern England. From this region comes the Baa Ram Ewe yarn that inspired the design: a heathered fiber that is at the same time sturdy and soft to the touch.

Reminiscent of ancient Celtic intertwined motifs, the cables that vary in scale and line provide texture and graphic interest. Yet this intricate effect is surprisingly quick and easy to produce. 

Esthwaite is a lively, fun knit perfect for gift-giving, because men and women alike would be pleased to wear this timeless cowl. And a coordinating hat pattern is available, too!

A collaboration with Baa Ram Ewe.


Yarn
2 skeins Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone Natural Aran (50% Bluefaced Leicester/25% Wensleydale Longwool/25% Masham British wool, 100 gr-185yds/170m).

Sample shown in color: three, 366yds/335m used.

Or any Aran weight yarn, approx. 366-437yds (335-400m).

Materials
US 7 (4.5 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
US 8 (5.0 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.

Gauge
One cable pattern repeat (39 stitches x 16 rounds), blocked = 6.3” x 2.2” (16 x 5.6 cm).

Finished dimensions
Approx. 25.2” (64 cm) circumference x 14.8“ (37.5 cm) height.

Adjustments
Size is adjustable.


If you purchase both patterns of the Esthwaite set (cowl and hat), you will receive €1.50 discount. Previous purchases will be counted toward this promotion.