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Millions of years ago, geologic processes shaped the Earth’s crust, forming folds and pushing up mountains. Erosion and water remodeled stone and land, removing and depositing matter here and there. The Rocks of Morillon in the French Jura mountains, with their vertical layers, are the amazing remains of an eroded anticline, an arch-like geologic fold.
The Ellmoril cowl is inspired by this tilted bedrock now reclaimed by vegetation. Ellmoril is a wordplay on Morillon and Lemme, the river that flows nearby. The cowl combines organic lace and vertical twisted stitch patterns reminiscent of leaves, winding streams and tilted rock layers. Ellmoril has asymmetric edgings with peaks and scallops like Morillon’s rocky outcrops and undulating valleys. Join us for this geologic journey through rock and valley!
For best effect, use a round yarn with good stitch definition. Yarn weights ranging from Fingering to Worsted would be suitable. As for colorways, I would recommend solid, semi-solid, or gradient (single skein or gradient set) yarns.
Do you like the Ellmoril cowl? You might like those patterns too: La Merveille scarf / stole, and the Arboricole cowl. For endless fun with stylish organic lace and vertical twisted stitch patterns! Check them out!
The Yarn Collective Bloomsbury DK (DK; 100% Merino; 240 meters / 262 yards per 100 grams); 2 skeins; sample uses 153 grams in color 106 Oz.
3.75 mm (US size 5) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
23 stitches and 31 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
16 stitches and 29.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Rocks & Flora, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.
Removable stitch markers: 1 in color A (beginning-of-round marker), 8 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).
One; easily customizable.
Circumference (c): 123 cm / 48.5 inches, height (h): 40 cm / 15.75 inches, see schematic.
Basic stitches, increases, decreases (knits and purls), twisted stitches. Stitch pattern requiring some attention. Easy patterning on all rounds. Lace patterning on odd rounds only. Elastic BO.
Video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used (see Section Tutorials on page 8).
This pattern is worked in the round. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches and techniques.
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.
Thank you note
I’d like to send a big thank you to my truly awesome test knitters on Ravelry: kallyknits, Myllim. Thanks a lot for your time and dedication, for helping me make this pattern even better and for showing how the pattern would look like with different yarns!
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