Gilgalad £4.75



A long elven cloak for when the nights draw in and the temperature starts to fall.

A wide cuff and a little clasp give the pretty detail to this cloak, with its integrated pockets and enveloping hood.

Gilgalad is part of An Elven Reckoning - a year of knits from the last homely house book


To fit chest circumference:

81 (86, 92, 96, 102, 107, 112, 117, 123, 127, 132, 137) cm

32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54) in

Designed to fit with 5 cm (2 in) positive ease at the bust

Hood designed to fit head circumference with 1 - 2.5 cm (0.5 - 1 in) positive ease

Sample modelled in size 81 cm (32 in) with 10 cm (4 in) negative ease at the bust


DK weight yarn.

Shown in

 madelinetosh tosh merino DK: 100% superwash merino wool, 206 m (225 yds) in 50g, colour way Mica

1510 (1600, 1690, 1760, 1870, 1970, 2060, 2150, 2230, 2310, 2390, 2460) m

1650 (1750, 1850, 1930, 2050, 2150, 2250, 2350, 2440, 2530, 2610, 2690) yds

Needles & Notions:

 4.5mm (US 7) needles for small diameters (sleeves and i-cord) and large diameter (yoke and body) circular knitting

Additional 4.5mm (US 7) needle for Three- Needle Bind off

 6 stitch markers

3 stitch holders or waste yarn

1 clasp

Tapestry needle


19 sts x 28 rows in 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in) measured over St st

Skills required:

Knit and purl stitches

Increases and decreases

Casting on and off

Knitting in the round

Pattern information:

Originally published September 2015.

Current version: Gilgalad_v1.0.pdf

PDF file size: 3.5MB

Blog post with more information can be found here

Technical Editor: Gwen Wagner-Adair

Model: Helen Ryan

Photography: Christine Patterson


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