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Triskel

Virtual Yarns
Knitting
January 2011
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
19.5 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in moss stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
one size

Available as a kit only.

Over decades of teaching I have observed many students and gained clear insights into what they require to further their technical development. This scarf, bag and hat set is a graded exercise designed to raise skill levels in knitting Celtic knotwork.

I drew an emblematic triskel to serve as the core of the project. Try it out first on the scarf, which is an easy knit and ideal for someone knitting a knot for the first time. The next step is the bag: still quite easy but with more construction elements involved. Finally, graduate to the hat, which is more complex as the knotwork is knitted in the round. On completing the project your experience and confidence will be enhanced, and you will have some wonderfully versatile accessories to wear, or give as gifts.

Scarf: Length 180cm, width 18cm
Hat: Circumference 56cm, brim to crown 22cm
Bag: Height 31.5cm, width 31.5cm
1 pair each4.5mm and 5mm needles. 1 Set double-pointed or circular 4.5mm needles. 1 Cable needle. 1 Stitch Marker. 1 Stitch holder. 1 Tapestry needle