Celtic Colours

Marion Bridge



Marion Bridge (Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid Mhira) is a rural community in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia named for its bridge which crosses the Mira River. It was made famous in the popular song by Allister MacGillivray, Song for the Mira, the chorus of which every Nova Scotian can sing:

Can you imagine a piece of the universe,
More fit for princes and kings?
I'll trade you ten of your cities for Marion Bridge,
And the pleasure it brings.

The Marion Bridge cowl celebrates the rustic beauty of both the bridge and the town with its natural colours and simple geometry. Knit in the round as a long tube, it is grafted together with Kitchener Stitch, either as a simple loop or a Moebius. The variation of colours in the handpainted yarn creates a fabric with changing moods.

The sample pictured is knit with Fleece Artist Woolie Silk 3-Ply, 65% wool, 35% silk, (230 m./252 yds. per 100 g. skein), Main Colour “Ivory”, Contrast Colours “Red Fox” and “Pewter”.


Size: 145 cm./58 in. long and 18 cm./7 in. wide
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Suggested Yarn: Double knitting or light worsted weight yarn in the following amounts:
Main Colour (MC): Ivory: 450 m./494 yds.
Contrast Colour 1 (CC1): Red Fox: 220 m./240 yds.
Contrast Colour 2 (CC2): Pewter: 210 m./230 yds.
Needles: 4.0 mm. (US 6) double-pointed or circular
Gauge: 24 sts and 24 rounds = 10 cm./4 in., square in Pattern Stitch

Price for Pattern Alone: $7.00 CAD

Purchase Pattern: $7.00 CAD

Purchase ebook: $14.95 CAD

(eBook contains all 3 patterns. Loch Lomond, Dunvegan and Marion Bridge)