Eadfrith Wrap in Yeavering Bell and Cheviot Marsh

Our Eadrith Wrap is a dramatic cable wrap that is a wonderful, snuggly blanket around your shoulders.

Originally designed for Yeavering Bell Aran this version has been knitted holding one strand of Yeavering Bell 4ply together with one strand of Cheviot Marsh 4ply. Together this gives the weight of an Aran year, with the bouncy softness of the Cheviot lambswool and the soft halo of the mohair to knit into a fabric that it just divine.

Eadfrith was the Bishop of Lindisfarne and is most well known for his illustrations of the Lindisfarne Gospels which were written to honour the life of St Cuthbert. The Celtic influences, intricate colour work and incredible patterns make the Lindisfarne Gospels an unending source of inspiration and this wrap is infused with the history and creative elements of this amazing masterpiece.

Eadfrith wrap is dramatic and attention seeking, and will always attract admiration. It will keep you incredibly warm as the dense fabric created by the detailed cables and the rich textures envelop you in comforting style as you walk on the beach in the wild winter winds, snuggle by a log fire with hot chocolate or snooze under it’s blanket like embrace.

Finished measurements 50 x 208cm (19½ in x 82 in).

5mm needles (circulars are recommended as it is a heavy piece)


Scroll down to choose your colours.

By holding two slightly different colours you will get a gorgeous marled effect, or choose two similar colours for a more solid appearance.

The price shown below is for the yarn needed to knit this pattern, the pattern itself is FREE and will be available as a digital download after your order is received.  Download can be made by clicking the link on your confirmation of sale email or by logging in to ‘Whistlebare Flock’ and clicking ‘downloads’.


Our Yeavering Bell 4 Ply Full Skein yarn is currently available in the following colours:

How Much Yarn Will I Need?

This wrap is knitted by holding one strand of Cheviot Marsh 4ply and one strand of Yeavering Bell 4ply, you will need 5 skeins of each.

When you have chosen the colour you like the correct number of skeins will be added to your basket automatically.

Made with our finest Yeavering Bell 4ply Yarn

A soft and gleaming worsted spun yarn from our own Angora Goats and Wensleydale Sheep. Hand dyed on the farm in small batches of 10 skeins.

80% Whistlebare’s own Mohair, 20% Whistlebare’s own Wensleydale

Made with our Cheviot Marsh 4ply

100% Cheviot and Romney Marsh Lambs Wool.

Cheviot Marsh is a warm, buoyant yarn that only improves with washing and wearing.  It is perfect for comforting everyday jerseys that wrap you in love whilst still looking looking smart.  Its stitch definition is fabulous, think elaborate cables or colour work in a garment that will fast become a go to staple of your wardrobe, warm, snuggly and progressively softer.


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