- Full charted and written instructions
- Two sizes, two specific gauges
- Instructions to adapt the pattern for any yarn
Materials you need at home:
- 320g to 400g yarn in any gauge
- Needles to suit your chosen yarn
- Tapestry needle for seaming
Tannholz is all about textural contrast – knobbly pinecones in close-up, juxtaposed against the geometric, flattened outlines of conifers viewed from afar. These two patterns are worked in turn over two long sections, then seamed to form a loop.
The knitter has plenty of options: make a short, wide cowl or a long, double-wrapped one; make it chunky or light. Instructions are given for aran and chunky weight versions (as shown in the samples), with guidance provided for other yarns. Choose a well-rounded, bouncy yarn in any gauge (three-ply structure is ideal).
And don’t worry, you’re not looking at working dozens of tedious bobbles! The pinecone texture is created easily with increases and decreases.
I've been designing my own knitted creations since high school, and more recently put my publishing skills (from a career in newspaper and magazine production) to work in pattern writing. I love to create fresh, beautiful designs with thoughtful details and skill-boosting techniques that help knitters to expand their horizons.