Scarborough Rock Floor Throw by Emma Lamb

Scarborough Rock Floor Throw

by Emma Lamb
September 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
1300 yards (1189 m)
one size
Flag of English English

I grew up on the north-east coast of England, and when I was a very little girl my family would take day trips to see some of the pretty seaside towns and fishing villages. One I remember well is Scarborough, mostly because of the colourful sticks of ‘rock’ candy that could be bought there. These long candy-coloured sticks of sugary goodness often had the words ’Scarborough Rock’ running through the middle of them. Oh, they tasted so good, and the memory of them provided me with the inspiration for this oversized circular throw.

The pattern is written using standard UK terms and is fully charted in three sections, two for the main section plus one for the edging.

115cm (45,1/4 inches) in diameter.

3.5 rounds of circular motif worked in treble stitches with 12 stitch increase each round = 10cm (4 inches) diameter.

Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton, five in 80 / Bone, one each in 617 / Lotus, 638 / Dandelion, 604 / Aloe, 644 / Lavender, 642 / Pink Parfait, 632 / Mediterranean.

Beginner / Easy

Basic stitches, working in the round and changing colour.