Mulberry Sage by Skeinwalker Knits

Mulberry Sage

Knitting
November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 26.5 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
357 yards (326 m)
One; easily customisable.
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I live in a townhouse with a tiny, minuscule garden, and a balcony almost as large as the garden. On my balcony lives a big sage plant with its elongated, textured and velvety leaves. When I first discovered this leafy stitch pattern, I immediately thought of sage and mint. Then followed images of strolls in parks and gardens back in France, of fragrant herbs, of sunny and warm evenings amidst flowers, bushes and trees. The Mulberry Sage cowl is an ode to these places and memories. The main stitch pattern forms a canopy of leaves and is adorned with a choice of two lacy edgings to make the cowl symmetrical, or not. Join me on this garden stroll and knit yourself a piece of nature with one of your precious skeins!

Yarn
Bart & Francis Pure Merino Wool (Fingering; 100% Merino; 350 metersΒ / 383 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; sample shown with lacy Sage Edging (top) and uses 93 grams in color 3249 (ancient pink / grape).

Needles
2.75 mm (US size 2) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge
23 stitches and 38 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
16 stitches and 26.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B, blocked.
12 sts and 10 rows = 7.5 cm / 3 inches wide and 7.5 cm / 3 inches tall over one repeat of stitch Pattern B, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Notions
Removable stitch markers: 1 in color A (beginning-of-round marker), 15 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins, (optional: blocking wires).

Size
One; easily customizable.

Final Measurements
Circumference (c) 118 cm / 46.5 inches, height (h) 36.5 cm / 14.25 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, increases, (double) decreases (video tutorials given). Elastic BO (video tutorial given). One stitch pattern with patterning on all round for the (optional) edging.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked in the round. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.

Pattern support
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.

Thank you note
I’d like to send a big thank you to my truly awesome test knitters on Ravelry: ArleneBaron, emvyknits, hiho, Janchuck, Villamarin.
Thanks a lot for your time and dedication, for helping me make this pattern even better and for showing how the pattern would look like with different yarns!