Grand MacAlpine Stole

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Download the pattern from Ravelry.

My preoccupation with Scotland and all things Scottish continues with my new pattern, Grand MacAlpine Stole.  I am a proud descendant of the Clan MacAlpine and used the clan tartan as an inspiration for the design.  Worked with two strands of Rowan Yarns Kidsilk Haze held together, this project is great for someone who’s looking to learn or improve their intarsia skills.

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I also did a little digging and found out some cool history on the MacAlpines.

There is an old Gaelic saying: Cnuic `is uillt `is Ailpeinich which translates to  Hills and streams and MacAlpine.  In other words, the MacAlpines were created alongside the hills and streams of Scotland.

Tradition claims MacAlpine as the oldest and most purely Celtic of the Highland Clans.  You can read more about the Clan MacAlpine here.

Pattern Helps:

Need help with intarsia?  Here’s a great tutorial for beginners and those who need a little refresher. https://blog.tincanknits.com/2013/01/29/intarsia/

Here’s a link for single crochet instructions http://www.crochetguru.com/single-crochet-stitch.html

And last but not least, instructions for the Russian stretchy bind-off http://newstitchaday.com/russian-bind-off-knitting/

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I think it’s time for me to go to Scotland!

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