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Storm Cast Cowl - PDF Pattern download

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. 

Storm Cast Cowl - PDF Pattern download

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Storm Cast Cowl - PDF Pattern download

4.50

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.

The 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. 

To complete the Storm Cast Cowl Kit - Purchase the digital PDF pattern (£4.50) - then go to our Storm Cast Cowl Kit page to order 'Yarn and Buttons' (£30.00 - 150g Reef 4 Ply and 3 x Oak buttons).

Or order the Oak buttons (£3.00 for 3) and choose another yarn from our Natural or  4 Ply Hebridean Colours range if you prefer.

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