Edging reminiscent of art deco architecture inspired this scarf -– named after the Aldred Building in Montreal, Canada. The edging combines with garter stitch short rows to create a graceful arc and give the scarf depth.
Aldred comes in one size, and the pattern includes written instructions only. For the adventurous intermediate knitter.
The pattern is designed to be worked in yarns that knit to a gauge (unblocked) of 20 stitches, in garter stitch, over 10 cm/4 inches on 4.5 mm/US 7 needles.
On page 3 of early copies of the pattern, the first paragraph under the heading Instructions: Short-Row Centre of Shawl (worked in Garter Stitch) inadvertently ended with the following incorrect note:
(starting at the edge where you’ve just cast off the edging)
This note has now been removed from the pattern (with thanks to Julie Schilthuis of The Needle Emporium for picking out that mistake).
Kits for Aldred, including a printed copy of the pattern, are available for purchase from Shall We Knit? in Waterloo, Ontario.
Printed copies of the pattern are available for purchase at:
Please contact the shop to confirm the pattern is in stock.
The pattern is available for purchase as a downloadable PDF through Ravelry and from Patternfish.
Notes updated Feb 3, 2013
Starting February 6 and continuing until February 24 - a day after closing ceremonies - I will donate 50% of each sale of any of my patterns to http://egale.ca/ , an organization that does good work on behalf of LGBTQ people. I was inspired to do this by my friend Lynne Sosnowski (etcgirl here on Rav), who has written beautifully of her beliefs. I hope Lynne’s thoughts will inspire others to support not only the athletes, but everyone who works hard to be faster, to fly higher, to be stronger, no matter what their endeavor, no matter who they are, no matter who they love.