Siskin Scarf by Charlotte Walford

Siskin Scarf

May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
984 yards (900 m)
One size
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Another pattern inspired by the work of William Morris, this luxurious scarf is simply stunning.

I love the print designs of the Arts and Crafts period, especially those by William Morris, such as the famous Strawberry Thief pattern. I used many characteristics of those designs, such as mirroring, flora and fauna motifs and hourglass shapes to create an original large scale repeating pattern for the lower edge of the shawl, elements of which are repeated in the top border after the short row section. Hand dyed yarn in a dark variegated colour and a lighter semi solid colour add depth to the pattern, but two semi solid shades would look beautiful too.

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