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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lorelei
Lorelei As worn
Lorelei It's stretchy!
Lorelei Detail

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • k1 tbl
  • twisted rib
  • k2tog
  • p2tog
  • ssk
  • YO
  • knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

People long ago believed in water sprites, sirens, nymphs, whose mischievous presence explained the inexplicable. The Lorelei, a large rock that soars some 400 feet (120 meters) above the eastern bank of the Rhine river near St. Goarshausen, Germany, is named for one of these sirens. The outcropping marks the narrowest part of the river between Switzerland and the North Sea. A very strong current, a tight turn, and rocks below the waterline have caused countless boating accidents there, many blamed on ships' captains being mesmerized by the song of the Lorelei.

Cowl is worked in the round on large needles holding two strands of fingering weight yarn.

Stitch instructions are both charted and written.


19 sts and 23 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stitch pattern at bottom (cast on edge)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12 x 30.5 inches (30.5 x 77.5 cm)


  • fingering weight, held double; 600 yards
  • US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needles, or size required for gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 stitch marker required, more optional
  • yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

600 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Claudia Hand Painted Yarns


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I have knit and crocheted, and done various forms of embroidery and needlepoint since early grammar school. Making things with bits of colored string is so integral to my being that the few times of ...

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