The meditative power of the garter stitch is applied here to give a classic, rustic feel while a modern update is offered with columns of cluster stitches flowing from the top edge. Long enough to knot around your neck on cold days but pretty enough to drape and make a statement when safe from the wind and rain. A video tutorial is available for the I-cord cast on.
This pattern is also available in two kits that both include the PDF pattern, either The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering or Luma yarn and a free project bag. View the Bassenfell kit in Cumbria Fingering or the Bassenfell kit in Luma.
The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair, 300m (328yds) per 100 g hank); shown in shade Helvellyn – 2 hanks.
The Fibre Co. Luma (50% merino wool, 25% organic cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk, 125 m (137 yd) per 50 g hank); shown in shade Basil – 4 hanks
Bassenfell is a two-skein project that offers interesting construction, creating a pleasing asymmetric shape that is worked from tip to tip.
SIZES AND MEASUREMENTS:
The pattern is written for one size measuring 230 cm (90.5 in) wingspan along top edge and 42 cm (16.5 in) width.
20 sts and 32 rows to 10 cm (4 in) in Cumbria Fingering, measured over garter stitch after blocking using 3.75mm (US 5) needles.
20 sts and 32 rows to 10 cm (4 in) in Luma, measured over garter stitch after blocking using 4mm (US 6) needles.
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS REQUIRED:
- 3.75mm (US 5) 80 cm (32 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge) when working Cumbria Fingering
- 4mm (US 6) 80cm (32 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge) when working Luma
- Stitch markers
- Cluster Stitch
- Cluster Stitch Decrease
The most current version of this pattern is V2. Please note you will be purchasing the latest pattern version. Pattern updates are sent to all customers who have purchased a pattern either through email or a Ravelry message.
If you find you are working with an older version please go to our errata page for details of corrections and updates made. You can find the version you are working from by checking the pattern page footers.
This knitting pattern comes as a PDF file, which will be downloadable via a link which will be emailed to you after purchase.