Castle Banner/Valance by Alison Stewart-Guinee

Castle Banner/Valance

September 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette with double-stranded yarn
US 11 - 8.0 mm
1000 - 1200 yards (914 - 1097 m)
Finished size after felting: 31"x18"

This pattern is worked from the bottom up on large needles with two strands of yarn held together throughout. The color work is knitted in intarsia, but duplicate stitch could be used to complete the color work. Felting finishes the banner, making the fabric smooth and seemingly stitchless.

Photos © by Matt Bowen for Wiley Publishing 2009.