Craigh na dun. Ravelry: Craigh na Dun pattern by Christy Furlan 2019-12-05

'Outlander': You Can Visit Claire's Standing Stones Craigh Na Dun

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According to , Outlander set designers had the stones constructed from Styrofoam and immediately remove them once filming is complete. These stones are located in Scotland and form a circle, much like Craigh na Dun in the books. Give this simple shawl design a try. The Druids were the ones who originally constructed the standing stones, which hold a spiritual significance to the group. While most time-traveling stories feature an element of science fiction, Outlander takes a more mystical approach. Timeless Sass3nach Journeys owns all rights to blog photos, unless noted or attributed. Certainly, out of all of my adventures in Scotland, this one is amongst the top three.

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Ravelry: Craigh na Dun pattern by Christy Furlan

craigh na dun

Based on this, it is safe to assume that the ability to use the stones is something that is passed down to other family members. The tale focuses around Claire Beacham Randall crossing through the mystical stone circle at Craigh na Dun into the past. So, as you read through this pattern, you will see notes on how to modify this design to fit the yardage you have on hand. We do not permit the use of our photos without consent. It is a stunning, highly variegated colorway that made me think of misty stone circles and forget-me-nots — fitting for a yarn named Craigh na Dun, the ancient stone circle in Scotland that initiates the Outlander storyline.

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'Outlander': You Can Visit Claire's Standing Stones Craigh Na Dun

craigh na dun

C limbing up the hill made me feel that I no longer was an Outlander but a warrior! I had an immediate desire to cast on another iteration of this design with this new yarn — but I only had one skein. This is not exactly the same as the stone circle in the books, but they do carry a similar name. Then, let your Outlandish imagination take you away! In the opening episode of the series, Claire watches as some Druids perform a ritual at the stone circle. Finding the right spot was a little victory. But if you were to travel to the location today, you will not find any standing stones. This is close to the town where Claire originally stepped through the stones.

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Ravelry: Craigh na Dun pattern by Christy Furlan

craigh na dun

The stitch repeat is easy to memorize and knit up — making this design a perfect companion for an Outlander reading or watching session! You can also find a stone circle in Clava Cairns. Although Outlander author made up Craigh na Dun for the books, there is a place in Scotland where the show filmed the scene with the time-traveling stones. Even better, your finished work will always remind you of the magic of a good story. The beauty of the Honey Girl Farms yarn convinced me that this shawl design should be scalable for any amount of yardage. However, our arrival to this magical place simply created that feeling of reliving the first time I read the books! It also happens to be near the Culloden battlefield, making it an ideal stop for Outlander fans looking for a long day trip. Visiting Outlander filming sites was a must.

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Ravelry: Craigh na Dun pattern by Christy Furlan

craigh na dun

Come journey with us to this magical slope. The adventure of finding the iconic setting was pure bliss as I was accompanied with dear friends who made the journey so unforgettable. We mentioned this location in our about maps to Outlander sites as well as other filming locations. However, watch your step as the ground is covered with sheep droppings. To further show off the highly variegated colorway and to call to mind the rugged splendor of Scotland, I decided on simple garter stitch with an i-cord border for the body of the shawl.

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Ravelry: Craigh na Dun pattern by Christy Furlan

craigh na dun

While knitting up this shawl, I came across another incredibly lovely Outlander-themed skein from Honey Girl Farms at a yarn convention. In a recent interview, executive producer Ronald Moore revealed that the Styrofoam was sculpted by an artist, who painted them to appear like real stones. And to share it with like minded friends was the ultimate. Facts about Craigh na Dun There are plenty of facts about Craigh na Dun that many Outlander fans may have missed if they have not read the books. As far as the location is concerned, Moore revealed that it took them a long time to find the perfect setting. Either way, it is about a 45 minute drive. .

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Craigh na Dun

craigh na dun

This enhanced the magical feeling. These elongated stitches not only let the variegated yarn shine but also call to mind the enchantment or curse, as some would have it of Craigh na Dun. We were in our second week of the vacation and so excited to arrive. First, we checked into our accommodation in Pitlochry, then we hopped in the van to strike out on an adventure to find the very place Claire first encountered time travel. In short, it felt as if we truly saw Claire at Craigh na Dun. We would love to hear of your Outlandish experience. And the energy of the group was electric and uplifting as we walked up the hill and discovered the beauty of the site and thrill of standing where they had been.

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Craigh na Dun

craigh na dun

Mela and I had to opportunity to holiday in Scotland with some friends this past summer. This includes an array of stones in Ireland, Somalia, Italy, and Ethiopia, to name a few. Consequently, this took us on a picturesque voyage along a loch. The artist reportedly turned to the Callanish Stones as inspiration. I would like to extend a very special thank you to my fabulous technical editor , to my wonderful, helpful test knitters , , , , , and , and, of course, to my gorgeous model and best friend,. Until then, filming for the upcoming season is currently underway and fans can expect more updates in the coming weeks. This is one reason why gemstones are usually required to use the stones to travel through time.

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Craigh na Dun

craigh na dun

Using Google Maps app to drive to Craigh na Dun. The view of Loch Rannoch at the top is breathtaking. The delay is due to scheduling conflicts at the network and has nothing to do with current production progress. If you just want to enjoy the show from the comfort of your home, then season 5 of Outlander is scheduled to premiere on Starz early next year. Because of that, we planned out our trip to ensure that Craigh na Dun, located near our Pitlochry accommodations, was on our list. Starz recently revealed that season 5 of Outlander will not premiere until early 2020. The setting is located near Loch Rannoch in Perth.

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