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The Kentigern Blanket

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : The Kentigern Blanket
The Kentigern Blanket
The Kentigern Blanket
The Kentigern Blanket
The Kentigern Blanket

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Colourwork, Steeking, Knitted Increases

Pattern Description:

Inspired by the motto and coat of arms of Glasgow which draws on the life and miracles of St. Mungo, alternatively known as St. Kentigern:

Here's the tree that never grew,
Here's the bird that never flew,
Here's the fish that never swam,
Here's the bell that never rang.

The blanket uses architectural elements and broad strokes of colour to create a highly distinctive repeating motif which draws on the images present in both the coat of arms and the motto. This pattern was originally submitted to the Glasgow School of Yarn Design Competition in 2012 and won both First Prize and the People's Choice award.

The Kentigern Blanket is knit in the round, steeked and finished with a steek sandwich and i-cord edging. The pattern is modular with two inset motifs. Full charts for the colourwork sections are included.

Yarn Requirements
275yds / 252m Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight in Cream (1A) or Shetland Supreme in White (2001).
188yds / 172m Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight in Gaulmogot (2006).
188yds / 172m Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight in Katmollet (2008).
75yds / 69m Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight in Sholmit (2007).
450yds / 412m Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight in Dark Brown (5) or Shetland Supreme in Shetland Black (2005).
200yds / 183m Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight in Brown (122) or Shetland Supreme in Moorit (2004).
150yds / 138m Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight in Gold (28).

Other Materials
60cm / 3mm (US 21/2 circular needle (for main body), 2 x 200cm / 3mm (US 21/2 circular needles (for steek sandwich / edging - the longer the better), 3mm circular needle or DPNs for i-cord edging, 8 stitch markers - two types (four of each), 2.5mm (US 11/2) crochet hook and waste yarn for the steek, tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Finished Dimensions
Approximately 29" x 39" / 75cm x 100cm once blocked.

Gauge:

30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette in the round

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size - 29" x 39" / 75cm x 100cm

Materials:

  • Yarn Requirements 275yds / 252m Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight in Cream (1A) or Shetland Supreme in White (2001). 188yds / 172m Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight in Gaulmogot (2006). 188yds / 172m Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight in Katmollet (2008). 75yds / 69m Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight in Sholmit (2007). 450yds / 412m Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight in Dark Brown (5) or Shetland Supreme in Shetland Black (2005). 200yds / 183m Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight in Brown (122) or Shetland Supreme in Moorit (2004). 150yds / 138m Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight in Gold (28). Other Materials 60cm / 3mm (US 21/2 circular needle (for main body), 2 x 200cm / 3mm (US 21/2 circular needles (for steek sandwich / edging - the longer the better), 3mm circular needle or DPNs for i-cord edging,

Suggested yarn:

1526 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Jamieson & Smith 2Ply Jumperweight & Shetland Supreme

Colorway:

Multiple


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Aphaia is a 30-year-old Geordie who has lived in Scotland for quite a while and has no intention of leaving.

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