hearth by ash alberg


August 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in over main body cables, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
900 yards (823 m)
long edge: 60” (152.5cm); short edge: 23.5” (59.5cm)
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the air starts to get chilly as the sun goes down. you’re walking back to the house through darkening woods, but you’re not worried because you have a warm and cozy stole wrapped around your shoulders and your loyal wolfhound by your side. this is a daily ritual for you both, and this evening you even have a small harvest of mushrooms from the patch near the river to add to your supper. the move to the country was the smartest decision of your life.

hearth is an incredibly attractive and deceptively relaxing knit, with a basic rectangular shape and intricate cables showing off your favourite natural yarn. designed to be worn by anyone and everyone, this stole features a special edition blend from fleece & harmony farm and mill, using 90% of their flock’s wool and 10% angora from their bunnies.

needles: US 8 (5mm) 32” (80cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 900 yards (822 metres), 570g of worsted weight yarn
sample shown in fleece & harmony’s ash (90% wool/10% angora, 150 yards 137 metres, 95g) x 6 skeins in undyed

notions: tapestry needle

gauge: 16 stitches x 24 rows = 4” (10cm), over main body cables, blocked