Polly Plummer by Georgie Nicolson

Polly Plummer

October 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
540 yards (494 m)
One size - 56"/142cm long x 6"/15cm wide
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This story scarf is inspired by C.S. Lewis’s classic tale ‘The Magician’s Nephew’. This is the story that began the Narnia Chronicles, and whilst less known than ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, for me, it is just as good.

The cowl is made up of a variety of different stitch patterns that explore different knitting techniques. Each is bite-sized to keep it interesting, mimic the flow of the narrative and to reflect the different motifs of this well-loved classic. I strongly encourage you to read the novel to your children as you knit this cowl.

Initially designed exclusively for Red Riding Hood Yarns Winter Yarn Club 2015, it is now publicly available.

The cowl begins with a provisional cast on and is knit seamlessly as a long tube. It is kitchener stitched together to form a tubular loop.

Treat this project as a bit of a sampler knit, if there are techniques you don’t enjoy or aren’t comfortable with, simply omit them or knit for a shorter length in that section. Similarly, if you really enjoy an aspect of one section, feel free to knit it for longer.

Instructions are both charted and written.

One size - 56”/142cm long x 6”/15cm wide

Skill Level:
Intermediate to Experienced

Techniques used:
Knit and purl
Increasing, decreasing
Provisional cast on
Kitchener Stitch
Working in the round on circular needles
Working from charts
Stranded colourwork
Duplicate stitch

2 skeins of 270 yards/250 metres approximately.

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