Digory Kirke by Georgie Nicolson
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Digory Kirke

Knitting
October 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
540 yards (494 m)
one size - 60"/152.5cm long x 5"/12.5cm wide
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This story scarf is inspired by C.S. Lewis’s classic tale ‘The Magician’s Nephew’. This is the story that began the Narnia Chronicles, and whilst less known than ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, for me, it is just as good.

The scarf is made up of a variety of stitch patterns that explore different knitting techniques, each bite-sized enough to keep it interesting. The changing patterns mimic the flow of the narrative and reflect the different motifs of this well-loved classic. I strongly encourage you to read the novel to your children as you knit this scarf.

Initially designed exclusively for Red Riding Hood Yarns Winter Yarn Club 2015, it is now publicly available.

Construction:
The scarf begins in the same manner as a sock toe using Judy’s Magic Cast on. It is knit seamlessly as a long tube and is kitchener stitched closed to complete it. This creates a gloriously warm double layer scarf.

Treat this project as a bit of a sampler knit, if there are techniques you don’t enjoy or aren’t comfortable with, simply omit them or knit for a shorter length in that section. Similarly, if you really enjoy an aspect of one section, feel free to knit it for longer.

Instructions are both charted and written.

Sizing:
One size - 60”/152.5cm long x 5”/12.5cm wide

Skill Level:
Intermediate to Experienced

Techniques used:
Knit and purl
Increasing, decreasing
Judy’s Magic Cast on
Kitchener Stitch
Working in the round on circular needles
Working from charts
Cables
Lace
Stranded colourwork
Duplicate stitch

Yardage:
2 skeins of 270 yards/250 metres approximately.


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