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Sunhill, Isle of Berneray, North Uist
Outer Hebrides, Scotland, HS6 5BQ

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Storm Cast Cowl Kit

Knitting Patterns

Our range of knitting patterns are being developed in collaboration with leading knitwear designers. They are unique to The Birlinn Yarn Company and draw their creative inspiration from the culture, ecology and aesthetics of the Outer Hebrides. 

We are launching this collection with our beautiful Machair Wildflower Shawl pattern designed for Birlinn Yarn by Emma Vining. 

There will be more patterns to following in the next few weeks and months.

Storm Cast Cowl Kit

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Storm Cast Cowl Kit

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Designed by Emma Vining for Birlinn Yarn, our Storm Cast Cowl is for entry-level knitters. Inspired by seafaring Hebridean culture, the double length cowl is textured by a wave stitch pattern that works across the knitting from edge to edge and reflects the ebb and flow of the tides and storm cast waves. 

As islanders the sea is a large part of our lives at Birlinn Yarn, even our Hebridean sheep are seafaring. Thus the purity and pared back aesthetic of this pattern reflects this cultural context and the strong, constant rhythm of the tides and waves breaking on our Hebridean shores.

Our Storm Cast Cowl buttons have been designed by Birlinn Yarn and are made from sustainably sourced oak. Their pattern is distinctly Scandinavian, resonating with the Norse heritage of these islands and our sheep. 

Our Storm Cast Cowl 'Pattern Kit' (£35.50) includes - 150g Reef 4 Ply yarn, 3 x Oak Buttons and a Printed Pattern. Alternatively, order the PDF pattern (£5.50) then purchase 'Yarn and Buttons' (£30.00). 

Our Gift Kit (£37.50) includes - 150g Reef 4 Ply yarn, 3 x Oak buttons and a Printed Pattern presented in a small Jute Gift Bag.

Alternatively order the Oak Buttons (£3.00 for 3) and a Printed or PDF Pattern and choose another colour from our Natural or Hebridean Colours 4 Ply range.

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