The yarn pack contains sufficient Shetland Spindrift yarn, from Jamieson’s of Shetland, to knit a Love of Lupins cowl. You will also require a copy of Fair Isle Knitting and Design for the pattern.
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. 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.
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.
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.