Tronsen by Laura Patterson


June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in cable/garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
450 - 900 yards (411 - 823 m)
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As usual, when I’m stumped and have no idea what to name a design, I ran a naming contest online. This time I did it a little differently, and had everyone leave their name suggestions on Instagram. I love the results. The knitter who suggested the winning name loves naming contests, and did a little research before making her suggestion. She named the design after Tronsen Ridge, a ridge in the Cascade mountain range that travels through my new home State of Washington. Tronsen ridge runs along the edge of this range, and acts as a divider between the Cascades and the high desert of eastern Washington.

The cowl is knit flat, from one end to the other. The combination of garter stitch and ribbed cables makes the design completely reversible, and exactly the same on both sides. This makes it a perfect gift for those who always manage to wear scarves wrong-side out. Buttonholes are added near the end, and buttons are attached during finishing. Cowl can be buttoned in a number of ways, including as a Möbius, if a single twist is added before buttoning.

Finished sizes (narrow x short wide x short, narrow x long, wide x long
6.5 x 29, 9 x 22 6.5 x 55, 9 x 42 inches
16.5 x 73.5, 23 x 56 16.5 x 139.5, 23 x 106.5 cm

Yarn: fingering weight held double; 450 475, 850, 900 yards.

Skills: garter stitch, 4/4 ribbed cable, 4-stitch buttonhole.

Buttons: .75-inch (2 cm) buttons, button size is approximate, and is determined by actual buttonhole size; 3 for narrow scarves, 4 for wide scarves

Other notions: stitch markers optional, cable needle, yarn needle

Stitch patterns: Charted and written.

Difficulty: Easy.