Gunners Cove by Laura Aylor

Gunners Cove

November 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch - lightly blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
720 - 740 yards (658 - 677 m)
One - approximately 62" wide and 14" deep
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A small shawl knit up in luxurious yarn and sized so that you can switch to the second skein for the border to minimize differences in skein color. The basket-weave garter body is bordered by a stockinette ruffle.

The best place we stayed on the trip was the Hillsview B&B in Gunners Cove. We enjoyed wonderful views of the cove from our window and the deck and fabulous breakfasts including toutons (fried homemade bread dough with molasses and butter); homemade bakeapple, partridgeberry, and blueberry jams; and berry pancakes, scones, bacon, eggs, and French toast made from bread baked right in the kitchen. We were just a few minutes away from L’Anse aux Meadows, Dark Tickle, and Noddy Bay. A short distance up the road we found a restaurant with good seafood and friendly people. One of the waitresses saw me knitting and brought out her nalbinding - a form of early knitting used by the Vikings. Newfoundland is the only place I’ve been (other than a fiber festival) where so many people showed interest in my knitting as knitters themselves.

Our Newfoundland trip inspired a collection of patterns - Northward.

Skills required:
• Long-tail cast-on
• Increasing
• Simple short rows (no picking up wraps)

Sample knit in madelinetosh Pashmina in Cove.