Slate Shores Scarf by Janelle Martin

Slate Shores Scarf

May 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 21.25 rows = 4 inches
in over Chart B, blocked
US 9 - 5.5 mm
675 yards (617 m)
One Size
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About this Design: On a rocky outcrop of the Great Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland, weathered limestone creates pools and deep crevices. The shimmery grey tones of Bare Naked Wools’ Chebris worsted and the lace pattern create rivulets and pools within the fabric of this scarf.

This scarf is worked in two pieces and then grafted together in the middle.

Pattern is 5 pages.

Skills Required:

  • Working lace
  • Grafting
  • Working with charts
  • Blocking

Finished Size (blocked): 12.5”/31.75 cm wide by 70”/177.80 cm long

Other Tools:

  • Stitch markers (3)
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions)
  • Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
  • Waste yarn or stitch holder
  • Tapestry needle
  • Tpins

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Yarn: 675 yards/603 meters of mohair/wool blend worsted weight yarn that knits up to 3-4 sts/inch.

Shown In: Bare Naked Wools ‘Chebris Worsted’, (225 yards/201 meters; 60% merino wool, 40% mohair wool; 4.0 oz/115 grams per skein). 3 skeins in Charbon.

About the Collection:
During the summer of 2014, I traveled to Newfoundland, to the arctic coastal tundra region where the Vikings had the first European settlement in North America. Such gorgeous landscape! It’s inspired a collection focused around the landscape of this area of Newfoundland and its geological cousins in Iceland and coastal Ireland. I’ve been lucky enough to visit all three places over the past 10 years. I find the remote and stark landscapes inspiring – nature has such beautiful lines and movement.

During my visit to Newfoundland’s Great Northern Penninsula (the location of the first Viking settlement in North America) inspiration struck quite quickly and before the week was out, I had the core ideas for the Northern Landscapes collection. This accessory collection of 30-40 pieces focuses on shawls/stoles, scarves, hats, and cowls. I knew right away that the beautiful, natural colours and textures of Bare Naked Wools paired perfectly with this landscape. The collection also features indie dyers, focusing on colours drawn from the three landscapes.

The collection will be released in three parts and will be available as ebooks or individual patterns. Part one was published in August 2015, part two was published in over 2016/17 and part three will be released in 2019.