Còinneach is the Gaelic word for mossy, and it is also the name given to the famous summit above Loch Lomond – Conic Hill. People who don’t think about the way local names have been anglicised can sometimes be confused by this hill, which is much more of a knobbly ridge than a cone.
Tom made this short time lapse video of a night he spent on Conic Hill last year.
As you probably know, circular yokes are one of my favourite things to design and knit, and this one is already a personal favourite.
It’s knit in the round from the bottom up, in five rich shades of Milarrochy Tweed. The tones of the tweed are simultaneously earthy and luminous and I love the way they work together.
There’s corrugated rib around the neck, hemline, cuffs, and the front bands, which are worked after the steeked front opening is cut open . . .
So many people get in touch to tell me they are terrified of steeks. Really, chopping up your knitting is not half as scary as it sounds and there many online resources to help you through the process, including my handy series of steek tutorials.
Why not give it a go?
I love all the designs I’ve created for this collection, but I just don’t think you can argue with a colourful circular yoke!
It’s only the third week of twelve on our West Highland Way journey, and I’m enjoying it immensely. After working on a collection for many months, it always feels good to get the patterns out there.