Design: Hélène Magnússon
Called Fjallagrös in Icelandic (literally mountains’ grass), Icelandic moss was a great source of carbohydrates and minerals and was used for dyeing. Known for its medicinal and anti-bacterial properties, it is excellent for coughs and digestive. The motifs in my cowl are a fantasist interpretation of a very enlarged botanic cut of the lichen.
Originally published as part of my Icelandic Yarn Club 1 to which it was exclusive for a year. The yarns used were dyed especially for the Club. The KIT is using slightly different colors for the CCs.
Size: one size fits all. Adjustable (you can easily add or remove motifs of 12 sts to make it bigger or smaller).
- Circumference: 66.5 cm / 26.25”
- Total height: 31 cm / 12.25”
Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 10 cm / 4” in St st on 4.5 mm / US 6 needle, with Plötulopi held together
Gauge is not crucial but it will affect the yardage needed. You may need more yardage if you knit too loose.
Wool: Aran weight
- MC 110 m / 120 yds
- CC1 90 m / 98 yds
- CC2 4.5 m / 5 yds
- CC3 1.5 m / 1.6 yds
The KIT contains:
- MC: Plötulopi from Ístex (100% new wool, unspun, approx. 110 g plate = 330 m/360 yds), 2 strands held together
- CCs: Léttlopi from Ístex (100% new wool, unspun with light twist, Aran weight, 50 g ball = 100 m / 109 yds)
Hand dyed in Iceland with plants
CC1: grey wool dyed with rhubarb’s root
CC2: dyed with lupin’s leaves and indigo, replaced in the KIT by Ístex #1406
CC3: dyed with madder root, replaced in the KIT by Ístex #1704
Needle: 4.5 mm / US 6 80 cm / 32” long circular needle (using Magic loop) or double-pointed needles; cable needle (you can also omit it and use the travelling sts without a cable needle method).
Notions: darning needle, marker
Techniques: The cowl is worked in the round with stranded knitted and textural stitches: slip stitches, cables, knots. Picot Bind off.
Kit: the kit contains a little project bag and enough wool to complete the cowl but not the needles or the other material. The kit doesn’t include the pattern PDF that must be purchased separately. Shipping costs are not included
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