Milefortlet by Katya Frankel
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Milefortlet

Knitting
January 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Checkered pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
450 yards (411 m)
60 in / 152.5 cm long × 6 in / 15 cm wide.
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Under the emperor Hadrian (117–138 CE), the Romans built a wall to barricade off the “barbarians.” Now called Hadrian’s Wall, the edifice runs through Northumberland National Park and beyond. After the wall stops in Bowness, regularly spaced forts called milefortlets continued to protect the perimeter.
Like its namesake, this scarf intersperses a knit-and-purl checkered landscape with garter band towers.

  • DIFFICULTY Beginner – Knitting, purling.

  • SIZE Finished length 60 in / 152.5 cm. Finished width 6 in / 15 cm.

  • YARN Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 g / 160 yds / 146 m), colour #7509 Firecracker; 3 skeins. Substitute with approximately 480 yds / 438 m of Aran weight yarn.

  • GAUGE 18 sts and 19 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in 3 x 3 Checkered Stitch, blocked.

  • NEEDLES AND NOTIONS Size 5 mm (US 8) needles. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Yarn needle.