Strathcona by Jane Richmond


November 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
336 yards (307 m)
One Size
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Strathcona is part of the book ISLAND, a collection of handknits designed by Jane Richmond and inspired by Vancouver Island.


A light and airy scarf knit with 100% linen for a truly all season accessory. Sloped garter ends mirror the directional lace mesh. An elongated V shape is created by using a bias stitch. Alternating the order of the stitch pattern easily shifts the direction of the knitting, creating a long scarf that echoes the shape of a triangular shawl. Perfectly portable, this project also makes excellent summer knitting.

2 skeins Quince & Co Sparrow (100% linen, 168yds/155m to 50g/1.76oz), shown in Blue Spruce fingering

4mm/US6 needles

Yarn needle

22 sts and 36 rows = 4in/10cm in Garter st

Finished Measurements
36in/91.5cm long from end to center turning point and 5in/12.5cm wide

31in/78.5cm long from end to center turning point and 6.25in/16cm wide


For LEFT SLANTING Mesh Stitch. The last two rows of this section are missing, they should read:

Next Row (Inc Row): K1, kfb, {k3, kfb} 3 times, k4, {kfb, k3} 3 times, k2tog, k1. 39 sts.

Next Row (RS): Knit.