Estonian heirloom (sampler scarf)
Immerse yourself in history and explore the ancient art of knitting a sampler. Estonian ladies did not write or chart their patterns for over 200 years. They simply made samplers, which they shared with each other. When one lady-knitter would borrow a sampler from a neighbor, because she liked one of her patterns, she had to knit on one of her patterns onto the neighbor’s and only then she could return the sampler. The samplers grew as the beautiful tradition had flourished.
Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Wool; 275 yards/50g)
Approx. 275 yrds (1 skein) for a scarf without the border.
Approx 400 yrds (1.5) for a scarf with the border.
GAUGE 14 sts X 21 sts = 4 inch square in blocked Stockinette Stitch.
Note: gauge is not very important for this pattern, however it will affect the final size of the piece.
US #6 (4.00 mm) One pair of straight needles and one 36” or longer circular needle. You may substitute the size in order to obtain gauge
Width approx. 12.5 inches
Length approx. 75 inches
Measurement taken after blocking.
Main piece worked flat.
Border picked up and worked in the round.
Pattern contains 9 charts for lace motifs and one chart for a border.
This pattern has been tested. If you’ll encounter any errors or have a question, please feel free to drop me a note.