Love of Lupins yarn pack
Love of Lupins cowl
The colours in the Love of Lupins cowl were inspired by many colourful lupin flowers on a sunny summer day. A large Norwegian star motif forms an allover pattern. This is worked in several bright colours, which really make it sing, while the background is worked in a calming undyed white.
Love of Lupins is a simple cowl worked in the round. It starts with a single-colour 3×3 rib, then the stranded colourwork section, followed by a matching 3×3 rib. A crochet cast-on is used so that the cast-on and cast-off edges look alike.
You will also need the Love of Lupins pattern from Fair Isle Knitting and Design.
See below for further details.
The Love of Lupins yarn pack contains sufficient Shetland Spindrift yarn, from Jamieson’s of Shetland, to knit one Love of Lupins cowl. You will also require a copy of Fair Isle Knitting and Design for the pattern.
The Love of Lupins cowl is shown knitted in Shetland Spindrift from Jamieson’s of Shetland (4-ply; 100% Shetland wool; 105 m | 115 yds per 25 g skein), in the following colours:
Yarn A: Leaf 788.
Yarn B: Leprechaun 259.
Yarn C: Natural White 104.
Yarn D: Violet 600.
Yarn E: Plum 585.
Yarn F: Sherbet 188.
Other useful information
Gauge | tension
32 sts and 32 rounds to 10 cm | 4 in over stranded colourwork stocking stitch after washing and blocking.
Needles & accessories
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct tension after washing and blocking the knitted fabric. Needles are not included in the Love of Lupins yarn pack. Suggested needle sizes are:
2.75 mm | UK 12 | US 2 circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge), 40 cm (16 in) or 60 cm (24 in) long.
3.25 mm | UK 10 | US 3 circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge), 40 cm (16 in) or 60 cm (24 in) long.
2.75 mm | US 2 crochet hook for working the crochet cast-on.
Lockable stitch marker, for marking the start of the round.
Blunt-ended yarn or tapestry needle for weaving in yarn ends.
Finished circumference: 60 cm | 23½ in.
Finished depth: 27.5 cm | 11 in.
Crochet cast-on, stranding and weaving in yarns.
Tutorials in book
- Stranding with a) one yarn held in each hand, b) both yarns held in the left hand, and c) both yarns held in the right hand.
- Weaving in with a) one yarn held in each hand, b) with both yarns held in the left hand, and c) both yarns held in the right hand.
- Crochet cast-on method.
Published June 2020 in Fair Isle Knitting and Design.
Designer: Nicki Merrall.
Sample knitter: Mary Leeson.
Tech editor: Amelia Hodsdon.
|Dimensions||25 × 20 × 6 cm|