Ruins


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“There, down the roofless wall did glow
The zun upon the grassy vloor,
An’ weakly-wandren winds did blow,
Unhinder’d by a door”

(The Castle Ruins - William Barnes)
Craft: Knitting
Difficuly: 6/10
Dreaming of castles in the mist, and adventure? Ruins is an intermediate pattern, written for a knitter comfortable with a circular needle and the magic loop (or two circular needles).
With three sections using different techniques (stranded colour work, basket weave and layers) this pattern is perfect for the restless wanderer who quickly tires of repetitive patterns.
Yarn
Bendigo Woollen Mills
Rustic 8 Ply (DK) - Earth 50 grams / 99 meters
Classic 8 Ply (DK) - Raven 50 grams / 99 meters
A good substitute - [Cascade 220 wool]
(although not DK, this yarn has been tested and knits up well for this pattern - see)
Needles
3.5mm circular
Gauge
8rows x 5sts = 1 inch over stockinette
Sizes
width across knuckles
Small 16.5cm 6.5” / Medium 19cm 7.5” / Large 21cm 8.25”
Skills needed
cast on, knit, purl, increase, ssk, k2tog, stranded colour work (alternative provided), small cables (help and alternative provided)
Please just contact me if you are having trouble deciding if this pattern is right for you. Alternatives are provided for the first two sections if you are finding the techniques too tricky


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