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Milefortlet

Knitting
November 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (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.

  • Simple difficulty – Knit and purl.
  • 60 in / 152.5 cm long × 6 in / 15 cm wide.
  • MATERIALS AND NOTIONS 3 skeins of Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% wool / 45% organic cotton; 160 yds/146m per 100g skein), #7509 Firecracker. US #8 (5mm) needles. Adjust needle size as needed to obtain correct gauge. Yarn needle.
  • GAUGE 18 sts and 19 rows = 4 in / 10cm in 3×3 Checkered stitch pattern.