MC – 220 Yards and
CC – 50 Yards
In Norse cosmology, all beings live in the Nine Worlds that center around the cosmological tree Yggdrasil.
The Tree itself has three major roots and at the base of one of these roots live a trio of Norns, the Norse demi goddesses who create life and determine man’s destiny.
This cowl has an unusual construction and contains a strip of intarsia cables. Ever tried Intarsia Cables? They are not as hard as they sound. Think of it as a cross between normal Intarsia with knits and purls or a variation on colorwork.
Once this strip has been knitted, stitches are then picked up down one side of the strip and a garter stitch asymmetrical section is knitted. The ends of this are then joined to the top edge of the cabled section to create a cowl. Sound complicated? It really isn’t 😉
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Cascade 220 heathers (100% wool; 220yds [201m]/100 g): 2425 Provence (MC – it’s an orange), 1 skein, Aspen Heather (CC – it’s a light gray), Oddment of approx. 50 yds (46m)
Size US 7 (4.5mm) needles, straight or 24″ (60cm) circulars, 2 US 8 (5mm) dpns
Or size needed to obtain gauge
18 sts and 21 rows = 4″ [10cm] in St st;19 sts and 28 rows = 4″ [10cm] in garter st after blocking
Tapestry needle, stitch markers, cable needle, intarsia bobbins (optional)
About the Designer: Janine Le Cras
I learned to knit at my grandmother’s knee at the age of about 7 and knitted right through school and up until my children got to an age where they refused to wear hand knits. I started knitting again seriously after a hiatus of about 10 years. Then I discovered the online knitting community. Knitting on a small island in the middle of the English Channel can be rather lonely.
Thanks to the Internet I have rediscovered my knitting mojo, learned to spin, acquired a stash (both yarn and fibre), bought a wheel and started designing in earnest – not necessarily in that order.
Since then I have been fortunate enough to have designs accepted by several publishers. I have designed for Magknits, Knotions, and Yarn Forward and have had patterns published in several books including Knitting in the Sun, The Joy of Sox, and Sock Club.
I enjoy a wonderful working relationship with the Girls at the Unique Sheep and have designed several things showcasing their yarns including our ongoing series of lace shawl Mystery KALs inspired by classic children’s books.
I also have many designs available on Ravelry, Payhip and also a few now available via KCDesigns, ready to knit in the Knit Companion app.