Venn by Ella Austin


April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
one size
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A striking infinity scarf knit in the round using shaping and colourwork to form overlapping circles. Venn is a unique and fun knit inspired by the designer Rachel Castle’s screen prints. Venn can be worn looped once around the neck or doubled for extra warmth.

Venn is knit using five colours of Quince and Co.’s beautiful Tern, a blend of 75% wool and 25% silk. Each circle uses 16g of yarn so Venn could be an ideal project for using up leftover 4ply. Alternately, for a different look, you could knit Venn in as few as two colours.

One size only
Maximum width: 15.5cm 6in
Total length before grafting: 128cm

Casting on, knit, increasing, decreasing, working in the round, stranded colourwork, working from a chart, grafting (Kitchener stitch)

Quince & Co. Tern 4ply (75% American wool, 25% silk; 202m 221yds per 50g skein)
Yarn A: Stonington 1 x 50g skein
Yarn B: Kelp 1 x 50g skein
Yarn C: Bothay Blue 1 x 50g skein
Yarn D: Oyster 1 x 50g skein
Yarn E: Columbine 1 x 50g skein
Each circle uses approximately 16g of yarn, so each skein should make a total of 3 circles.

Needles and Accessories
Always use needle size needed to get correct gauge.
3mm US 2-3/UK 11 100cm long circular needle
Waste yarn for provisional cast-on
This stranding technique is most easily achieved using the magic loop technique over a long circular needle, rather than DPNs.