Eirisgeigh cowl kit


£22.00 | 100g


Drive the length of the Uists, crossing many causeways en route, and you will eventually reach the beautiful island of Eriskay. Although modestly sized, it is famous for: the wreck of the SS Politican lying off it’s shores (of ‘Whisky Galore’ fame); its beautiful ponies; the landing of Bonnie Prince Charlie on British soil at Prince’s Strand; and the renowned Eriskay gansey.

Inspired by these most elaborately ornamented fishermen’s garments knit by the Eriskay womenfolk, this cosy cowl features both maritime and spiritual motifs. The patterns in this knitting project will delight and hold your interest, but quickly work up into a cosy cowl that will keep out the chill winds of autumn and winter. 

We are initially launching this kit as a limited edition release, to accompany a small but very special batch of our Sìth yarn in a 5-ply equivalent weight – the traditional gansey yarn. There are only a few of these Sìth 5-ply Eirisgeigh cowl kits available, so you’ll have to be quick to get yours. 

This pattern will be available later this year in a range of shades using our DK weight yarns (it knits up to the same tension as the 5-ply yarn) including Sian, Fuaran, Siaban, Solas and Calma … Why not knit up a collection in different colours?

The kit contains a pattern and 1 x 100g skein of Sìth 5-ply yarn.

You will also need: 4mm circular needle, 40cm long (or straight needles if you prefer), a stitch marker and a yarn needle

This pattern can be knitted in the round or on straight needles if you prefer. 

Experience level: intermediate

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SKU: K11 Categories: ,

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Weight 100 g
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