Indulgent Brookland Cowl – Emma Sadler

Indulgent Brookland Cowl – Emma Sadler

Indulgent, Luxurious Brookland Cowl by Emma Sadler

The Brookland Cowl, a stranded colourwork piece, was designed after deciding I wanted a lovely thick material for the winter months that didn’t have a wrong side. Sometimes when you are wearing a cowl it flips over and you don’t see the pattern anymore. That won’t happen with this one. It is also a great project for practising your fair isle or stranded colourwork skills.

The Brookland Cowl is knitted in one piece, in the round. You start with a provisional cast on and finish by grafting the stitches together. This means there is no seam visible when you have finished and any ends are hidden inside the cowl.

There is a repeated section in the middle of the cowl, so you can make the cowl longer or shorter depending upon your personal preference.

The cowl patter uses DK wool in three colours. The main, dark brown colour, a lighter brown and a contrasting blue to add a pop of colour to an otherwise neutral piece.

I’ve shown some close ups of the colourwork and motifs in the Gallery below to give you and idea of how flexible and varied this pattern can be.

This pattern is produced with the invaluable help of my test knitters and my tech editor – Tabitha Thomas Studios

About the Brookland Cowl Stranded Pattern

The Brookland Cowl stranded colourwork pattern is knitted with dk weight yarn.    You could substitute any DK weight yarn. I used 4mm needles and Paintbox Yarns Simply DK . You can choose to lengthen or shorten the loop of the cowl to suit your preferences, there is a repeated pattern which you can work as many times as you like, or crop to make a shorter loop to wrap once around the neck. It’s up to you.

You’re only ever working with two colours at a time to keep things simple.

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Gorgeous Brookland Cowl Stranded Colourwork Pattern Information

Published inEmma Sadler’s Ravelry Store
CraftKnitting
CategoryAccessories – Cowl
PublishedMarch 2019
Suggested YarnPaintbox Yarns Simply DK
Yarn WeightDK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
Gauge/Tension18 stitches and 26 rows = 10 cm in Stocking stitch in the round
Needle SizeUS 6 – 4.0 mm
Yardage115 – 900 yards (105 – 823 m)
Sizes Available One size 88cm/35inches
LanguagesEnglish
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Gorgeous Brookland Cowl Pattern Gallery

As always, when I’m knitting for the knitworthy members of my family or dear friends, I consider how they’re going to wear it, wash it, the colours they love and what styles they wear. In this case, it’s for me and I saw this yarn and felt it was perfect for the cowl. I chose colours with good contrast, two browns and a pop of colour from the blue. What colours will you choose for your Brookland Cowl?

I will consider that intarsia, or Fair Isle with three or more colors in a row, prepares nobody for sleep and cursing loudly while flinging knitting around the living room is about as far away from soothing as you can get.

― Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much

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Stunning Stanhope Sweater – Emma Sadler

Stunning Stanhope Sweater – Emma Sadler

Stunning Stanhope Sweater – V Neck by Emma Sadler

This jumper was designed and made whilst I was watching old episodes of Vera. I absolutely love her down to earth nature as well as her utilitarian style. I think this would appeal to her as it is simple enough to work on whilst busy with other things, but with that bit of interest that keeps you wondering what the next part will look like.

It is knitted top down, in the round. The sleeves are raglan and so are knitted together with the yoke, then separated when you get to the body. The sleeves are picked up later and also knitted in the round.

After joining the body in the round you will also add in a contrasting colour. Will you use it for the cuff at the bottom of the body or will you use the main colour?

The sample was knitted using West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply. The main colour is a solid yarn, with a variegated yarn to create a contrast at the bottom of the body. The sample uses Cardamom and Blue Tit.

This pattern is produced with the invaluable help of my test knitters and my tech editor – Tabitha Thomas Studios

Scroll down to check out the gallery of photos, both of my Stanhope and also those of my awesome testers. They’re scrumptious.

About the Stanhope Sweater Pattern

The Stanhope Sweatter pattern is knitted with 4ply or fingering weight sock yarn.    You could substitute any 4ply sock weight yarn. I used 3.25mm and 3.75mm needles. You could fade your yarns from top to bottom, or add extra stripes to use up the patterned yarn, it’s entirely up to you. Or, you can just relax, follow the pattern instructions and you’ll still have a gorgeous, cozy and comfortable sweater to love.

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Swoon-worthy Stanhope Sweater Pattern Information

Published inEmma Sadler’s Ravelry Store
CraftKnitting
CategoryAccessories – Shawl
Published January 2020
Suggested Yarn West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply
Yarn Weight Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
Gauge/Tension 28 stitches and 32 rows = 10 cm in Stocking stitch in the round
Needle Size US 3 – 3.25 mm and US 5 – 3.75 mm
Yardage 1590 – 2710 yards (1454 – 2478 m)
Sizes Available 36 (38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54) inch chest
LanguagesEnglish
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As always, when I’m knitting for the knitworthy members of my family or dear friends, I consider how they’re going to wear it, wash it, the colours they love and what styles they wear. In this case, it’s for me and I saw this yarn and felt it was perfect for the sweater. I love West Yorkshire Spinner’s sock yarn and the plains/patterns work so well together, but you could use whatever sock yarn you have in your stash!

“Vera thought for a moment that she might have found a man if she’d scrubbed up a bit better, then decided that no man was worth the time it took to plaster stuff on your face in the morning, when you could have an extra cup of tea instead.”

― Ann Cleeves, The Moth Catcher

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Awesome Arundale Vest Pattern by Emma Sadler Designs made with love

Awesome Arundale Vest Pattern by Emma Sadler Designs made with love

Introducing the Arundale Vest Pattern by Emma Sadler Designs

The Arundale Vest Pattern was designed this for my Dad, however it would look just as good on a woman as it does on a man!

It is knitted using Rowan Felted Tweed DK. It makes it a lightweight, yet surprisingly cosy wardrobe staple. Perfect for those days that are a little chilly and you need something warm but not too restricting. The sleeveless design makes it ideal for tidying up the garden in the autumn and winter months, or to pop on whilst you are busy around the house.

The main body of the Arundale Vest Pattern uses the Hedgerow colour, the chevron pattern, arm and neckbands introduce the Avocado and Clay colours. The large stockinette stitch section means this is a great project for knitters who wish to add a little colour into their work.

Arundale Vest Pattern by Emma Sadler
Arundale Vest Pattern by Emma Sadler

The Arundale Vest pattern knits up surprisingly quickly and could be a great autumn or winter project for those long evenings in front of the TV. It is knitted bottom up, in two pieces with the arm and neck edging added at the end.

Arundale Vest Pattern by Emma Sadler

Arundale Vest Pattern by Emma Sadler

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Arundale Vest Pattern Information

Published inEmma Sadler’s Ravelry Store
CraftKnitting
CategoryVest
PublishedOctober 2016
Suggested YarnRowan Felted Tweed
Yarn WeightDK / 8ply
Gauge/Tension20 stitches and 28 rows = 10 cm in Stocking Stitch in Garter stitch
Needle SizeUS 6 – 4.0 mm, US 2 1/2 – 3.00 mm
Yardage955 – 1530 yards (873 – 1399 m)
Sizes AvailableTo fit chest: 36-38inches/92-97cm 40-42inches/102-107cm 44-46inches/112-117cm 48-50inches/122-127cm
LanguagesEnglish
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Arundale Vest Pattern Gallery

As always, when I’m knitting for the knitworthy members of my family or dear friends, I consider how they’re going to wear it, wash it, the colours they love and what styles they wear. It might need to be machine washable yarn, pick up extra for any minor repairs in case of thorns and other garden mishaps.   Then knit with love in every stitch.

My Dad loves his garden but sometimes feels the cold on his back, especially on breezy days, hence the need for a warm vest. The Arundale Vest allows my Dad to move around, get things done and not get too warm.

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