Stony Hill by Jane Cochran

Stony Hill

April 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
650 - 800 yards (594 - 732 m)
Narrow, Wide
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD
buy it now or visit pattern website

Error in Section 3:
At the end of the section, add these rows before placing sts on holder:Change to Color C. Knit 6 Rows. Place st on holder
Many thanks to Sarahhoov for catching it!

The Yarn

Requirements: For both scarves, 2 skeins Color A, 1 skein each of Colors B and C. For my wide scarf I used most of the 2 skeins of Color A; and my narrow scarf used about 1.5.

After just 36 hours, all three colors of Clara Yarn Shetland 1.0 are all sold out (yay!) (sad!). The fabulous Amy Herzog recommends a few excellent alternatives: “I recommend you choose something similar - Swans Island, Harrisville, and Green Mountain Spinnery all make lovely DK-ish woolenspun yarns.” My recommendation: be adventurous!

The Pattern

It was a long, cold winter at the stable where I work, and the ponies grew thick, warm coats. They are all shades of brown and gray, much like the beautiful colors of the Shetland wool fleeces that became Clara Parkes’ new yarn, Shetland 1.0.

Stony Hill is worked mostly in garter stitch, each section building upon another. There are two panels of simple leaves, just knit and purled. The result is a combination of textures and colors that will keep you as warm as a little Welsh pony’s winter coat.

Skills Needed

Aside from knowing how to knit and purl, you should be comfortable working an even, flat, and somewhat flexible bind-off, in whatever technique you prefer. It takes practice, but it’s a good skill to have.

Approximate Finished Measurements:

• Narrow version is 9x68”/23x173cm
• Wide version is 12x72”/30x183cm
• Either version can be knit longer or shorter by adjusting the length of the main section.

Notes on Needles

I love my set of DyakCraft Interchangeable wooden needles, and I made good use of them for Stony Hill. From the shortest to the longest cords, to the wooden stoppers — every part of the set came in handy. As you work the long side of the scarf, very long needles will be needed, and I even created “straight” needles with two long cords and stoppers at one end so that I could work the almost 300 stitches more easily. I made stitch holders out of long cords with stoppers at each end, too.