Western Hills - The Scarf by Julia Stanfield

Western Hills - The Scarf

December 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
7.0 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
One size, 175cm x 15cm (69 inches x 6 inches)(after blocking) written in 4 yarn weights
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Western Hills - The Scarf, a license free pattern by Julia Stanfield

Designed and written with both a garter or moss border in:

  • fingering & sport weight (4-5 ply) using 3.5mm needles,
  • DK (8 ply) using 4mm needles,
  • worsted (10 ply) using 5.5mm needles
  • bulky (12 ply) using 7mm needles

This pattern was inspired by the fabulous series of hills on which I live and walk in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. As you make your way up the hills that the suburbs have developed in, you see the most glorious views of the Wellington Harbour and Lower Hutt laid out below. As you walk down into the valleys, you are surrounded by peaceful native bush and the sounds of the birds that fill their branches. Plus, who doesn’t love a zig zag right?

When knitted in stripes, Western Hills is the perfect way to use those lovely part skeins of yarn you have held onto but don’t have enough for a whole accessory. It equally looks just as eye-catching knitted in a solid colour or gradient with it’s pointed edges.

The pattern is deceptively simple, being easy to memorise and knit, yet produces a striking winter warmer. This makes it ideal for gifting or wearing yourself and accepting all the compliments for.

Designed in 4 yarn weights means it’s able to be used for most yarns you’d have already in stash, the bulky version knitting up exceptionally quickly if you need a last minute pressie!

It is cast on and knitted sideways (with either a moss or garter stitch border), so it can easily be made narrower or wider, to allow for your tastes, or your yarn if you might be playing yardage chicken.

This pattern and the others in the collection (Blanket and Dishcloth) are being released as free patterns and are able to be knitted for sale. You may use this pattern for small scale commercial purposes, making items personally. Please credit any items you knit for sale back to this pattern and Julia Stanfield as the designer.