Gull by Larissa Brown


Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches = 4 inches
in cable pattern, blocked; exact gauge not critical
US 15 - 10.0 mm
180 - 270 yards (165 - 247 m)
12" x 84"
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Gull is Old Norse for gold.

This cowl/scarf is part of a collection called Shieldmaiden Knits, featuring designs in Malabrigo Yarn, inspired by the epic Viking style.

Vikings were poets and artists. Their woodwork, carvings, bracelets and intricate needle cases and combs all suggest a great passion for design. Their words and sagas suggest a love of dramatic gestures.

The pieces in this collection take the gorgeous colors and textures of Malabrigo yarns, and use simple shapes and easy lace to bring about dramatic results. These are not historically accurate designs, but instead are modern pieces inspired by my research into Viking Age life.

Yardage & Construction

Cowl shown uses 3 skeins to form a double loop around the shoulders. Two skeins would make a cowl that wraps a single time. The pattern is easily adaptable to your chosen length, since it is worked flat and either left as scarf/wrap or sewn up to become a cowl/infinity scarf.