Pattern - Lingholm



About Lingholm:

Lingholm is a simple circular cowl and the perfect introduction to stranded colourwork as well as knitting in the round. It also features an attractive corrugated ribbing, typical of many hand knitted Shetland garments. It has been knitted in Excelana DK, 100% British wool, using 6 complementary shades. Excelana is the perfect yarn for this project; soft and warm against the skin, yet with enough stickiness for a colourwork project.


 Knitted in the round, Lingholm commences with section of corrugated ribbing, followed immediately by the colourwork section. Once the colourwork is completed a second section of corrugated ribbing is worked and then the cowl is cast off.

Techniques used:

  • Stranded colourwork
  • Two-handed colourwork
  • Working in the round
  • Blocking to shape
  • Working from a chart
Product Information:

PDF download pattern containing written instructions as well as charted instructions for colourwork sections and clear schematic diagrams.

Knitted in Excelana DK 100% British wool from Susan Crawford

Finished Dimensions:

Circumference: 82cm (32in); Max Depth 27cm (10.5in)


Excelana DK from Susan Crawford, 100% British wool, 247m/270yds per 100g
1 skein each of shades Bellflower, Snowdrop, Eau de Nil, Honolulu, Chartreux and Cornflower.


21 sts and 28 rounds = 10cm(4in) measured over stranded colourwork knitted in the round, after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 4mm needles.

Suggested Needles:

4mm (US 6) circular needle (60cm in length)


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