Dancing on Common Ground – pdf
publisher Provenance Knits
designer Marsha White
Inspired by traditional Faroese motifs
The inspiration for the motifs featured in the Dancing on Common Ground design was from dancers in traditional Faroese stitch patterns. Similar dancing figures are also often used in traditional Norwegian knitting designs.
When looking through my knitting library for ideas for my next design, I chanced upon dancer motifs. My knitter’s imagination saw the figures dancing together, having found common ground.
On the left is a photo of the cowl design motifs. In the bottom section the dancers hold hands. The colourful triangle shapes between them decrease in size to shape the bottom of the cowl. In the top section, the dancers are joyful, and join together, Dancing on Common Ground.
After the outer colourful cowl is knit, a top fold-over edge is worked, then an inside lining in stockinette stitch for extra warmth.
Sample on left shown in:
Main Colour: Shelridge Yarns Soft Touch Ultra – Peacock
Contrast Colour: Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn – Tilt a Whirl
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Pattern was professionally tech edited by Robin Melanson.
Ravelry users: you can purchase Provenance Knits pdf patterns on Marsha White's Ravelry page.
NOTE: Provenance Knit patterns use charts.
Recommended for Intermediate knitters.
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Shelridge Yarns Soft Touch Ultra – 100% merino, 2 – 50 gram skeins, 185 yds (169 m) each
Multi-colour yarn in contrasting colours – 25 grams, 110 yds (100 m).
Approximate finished and blocked size:
Length – 7.25”
Circumference: bottom edge – 26.5”; neck edge – 19.5”
Gauge swatches: in pattern stitch, knit flat
Stranded knitting: 33 sts / 38 rows = 4”
Stockinette stitch lining: 28 sts / 40 rows = 4”
Circular 2.5 mm in 16” length, and 3 mm in 16” length,
or size to obtain gauge.