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Burnt Cape Guernsey Stole


Burnt Cape Guernsey Stole

The pebbles and limestone shale of the Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve at the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula in Newfoundland, bring to mind purl bumps on a field of stockinette stitch. In designing this piece, I utilized the stitch textures of Scottish Guernsey patterns.

Burnt Cape Guernsey Stole is knit using Bare Naked Wools ‘Ghillie Sock’, a 100% Cheviot wool yarn. Cheviots are an old breed of sheep from the Scottish highlands, known for their hardiness and tenacity in harsh climates, producing fleeces of fine wool that is soft yet tough. These sheep produce a finely-crimped, hard-wearing wool perfect for outerwear and socks – and for keeping warm in the arctic conditions of the ecological reserves when visiting the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland.

Individual Pattern Price: $7.50

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This pattern is also available in the Northern Landscapes, part 1 collection.

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Skill Level: Beginner

Burnt Cape Guernsey Stole close up detail

Yarn: 1,200 yards/1,098 meters of light fingering weight wool yarn that knits up to 7-7.5 sts/inch.

Shown In: Bare Naked Wools ‘Ghillie Sock’, (600 yards/5494 meters; 100% Cheviot wool; 5.29 oz/150 grams per skein). 2 skeins.

Jen lounging in Burnt Cape Guernsey

Needles: US #4/3.5 mm circular needle, 32 – 40”/81.28 – 101.60 cm or size to obtain gauge.

Finished Size (blocked): 20”/50.8 cm wide by 61”/154.94 long

Draped Stole

Other Tools:

  • Stitch markers (6)
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions)
  • Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking wires and pins

Skills Required:

  • Knitting and purling
  • Working with multiple charts
  • Blocking

Pattern is ?? pages and includes both charted and written instructions.

Pebbles and Cinquefoil plant at Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve

Inspiration picture for Burnt Cape Guernsey

Photographer: Shawn Miller, Distractions in Focus
Model: Jen
Tech Editor: Jenn Wisbeck
Sample Knitter: Debb

Burnt Cape Guernsey stole

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern may be available from your local yarn shop. Please contact them for more details.

Once payment has been received, you will receive a link to download a PDF of this pattern.

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