Liam Scarf by Tamara Moots
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Liam Scarf

Knitting
January 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
480 - 650 yards (439 - 594 m)
One size - 7" x 66"
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Liam is an Aran scarf featuring many of my favorite textured stitch patterns and a cable from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. In traditional fishermen’s garments each stitch is thought to represent a part of life. For example cables to represent a fisherman’s ropes, a half diamond for twisting cliff paths, moss stitch for seaweed and so on. Named for one of my favorite Irish folk singers William “Liam” Clancy from Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary. Instructions are written and charted. I much prefer charted directions for patterns like this but included written instructions to accommodate knitters who do not.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
7” (18 cm) x 66” (168 cm) (with instructions to lengthen)

YARN
2-3 skeins Knit Picks Bare Merino Style DK (100% merino wool) 246 yards per 100 g skein.
Sample used approximately 480 yards. Using the optional instructions to lengthen or to continue the Aran repeats would need 3 skeins.

NEEDLES
US #5 (3.75 mm) 16” circular needle and US #5 (3.75 mm) dpn (or size needed to get gauge)

NOTIONS
Stitch markers, yarn needle

GAUGE
5.5 sts = 1” in St st