The Great Cross of St Brynach (the Nevern Cross) is a 13-foot tall stone cross in Pembrokeshire, Wales, which dates from the tenth or eleventh century. It is decorated with many Celtic knots and patterns, and the scale and variety of designs are reflected in this large stranded colorwork throw.
Stranded squares are worked flat and separately, allowing Nevern Throw to be a project you can take with you, while the modular construction invites options for the positioning and use of motifs. Twenty-four squares of six different designs (in reality three, each with a reversed colorway twin) are bound together with a garter stitch border. The colorwork patterns are only charted and not written.
55.5 × 79.5″
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash (worsted weight, 100% Superwash Wool; 110 yards/50g):
MC Noble Heather 26301, 28 skeins
Knit Picks Bare Wool of the AndesSuperwash (worsted weight, 100% Superwash Wool; 220 yards/100g): CC Bare 26590, 8 hanks
(Colours suggested relate to main picture)
4.5mm (US 7) straight or circular needles, or size to obtain gauge
3.5mm (US 4) two 48″ or 60″ circular needles, or three sizes smaller than size used to obtain gauge
20.5 sts and 20 rows = 10cm/4″ in Stranded Stockinette Stitch, blocked (gauge is not crucial, but it will affect finished size and yardage requirements)