Carisbrooke Scarf by Lynn Hamps
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Carisbrooke Scarf

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Knitting
March 2013
Ice Yarns Demet Wool 3ply
Light Fingering ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
720 yards (658 m)
one size but adaptable
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The pattern for this softly draping but substantially warm scarf was inspired by the portcullis and arched doorway of Carrisbrooke Castle, on the beautiful Isle of Wight, where I live. I chose to use a deep tone of green to reflect the moss that grows along the castles walls but it would look equally as good in your favourite colour.

Made up of panels surrounded by straight and wavy garter stitch edges, makes it ideal for someone who has found the prospect of working huge swathes of lace a little daunting. The pattern is written in ‘bite-size’ chunks for ease of use.

The lace pattern is worked on one side only and the back is simply purled with a few knit stitches along the borders. I have recommended this pattern as intermediate even though the actual working of the design is relatively straightforward, (because even the best knitters can make a little mistake like dropping a stitch or mis-counting and as with most lace patterns, some degree of experience is required to rectify when that happens.)

Materials:

  • The example shown is knitted in 3 ply Demet Wool by Ice Yarns in Green and
    required 4 x 50g skeins (each
    165m/180yds) total used approx
    (660m/720yds), a small amount was
    left over.

  • 3mm straight needles.

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NB: Any sock weight yarn would look lovely or try it in DK/Light Worsted on size 4mm needles for a heavier scarf. If using DK the drape will be different but would knit up more quickly and be larger without having to adjust the pattern.