Roisin by Ysolda Teague
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September 2011
Alisha Goes Round Tiding of Magpies
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 yards (366 m)
s (m, l): 9(9.5, 10)” centre back to edge of hood, 11(12, 13)” top of hood to neck, 3.5” scarf width, 40(41, 42)” scarf length
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A sweet pixie hood inspired both by cute patterns from the forties for little girls and more glamourous ones of starlets in headscarves. The vintage patterns I looked at involved working separate rectangles for hood and scarf, but this one uses a neat cast on method more commonly used for toe up socks to begin the hood and scarf together at the centre back. The scarf is biased which causes it to flare outward at the back neck, gives definition to the hood, and creates pointed ends. All of the stitch patterns used are variations on the same simple but effective technique where slipping stitches leaves strands of yarn across the right side that are later picked up. Before blocking the pattern used on the edges of the scarf will pull in but it blocks out nicely.