Mirknin Hat and Scarf by Elinor Brown

Mirknin Hat and Scarf

September 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 27.5 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2214 yards (2024 m)
Hat: 21 1/4" (54 cm) head circumference / Scarf: 5 1/4" (13.5 cm) wide and 54.5" (138.5 cm) long

A perfect introduction to traditional Fair Isle knitting, the classic OXO pattern arrangement, with its easy-to-read-and-memorize geometric motif, makes Elinor Brown’s hat and scarf accessible to knitters new to stranded colorwork. The background is worked in shades of blue accented by brilliant and unexpected colors for the pattern group—green, orange, yellow, and red. The stitch pattern is repeated along the length of the tubular scarf. The hat showcases three bands of the same OXO motif, the first of which is worked simultaneously with crown decreases unobtrusively and elegantly centered in each O.