Friday, May 20, 2011

My new pattern at last! Much work to get this one published, many thanks to all the lovely testers

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(free as of 9 Nov 2014)

“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)

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.

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)

3.5mm circular

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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