Bain by Lucy Hague


March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
750 yards (686 m)
One size - 8½˝/(21.5 cm) wide by 50˝/(127 cm) long
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This scarf was designed as part of a collaboration between Lucy Hague and DyeNinja, for Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2018.

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This Celtic-inspired scarf design makes use of an innovative technique which combines slipped stitches with cables to make a completely reversible pattern. The travelling cabled knot-work is mirrored in reverse on the opposite side, producing a richly textured fabric with no wrong side.

This design was named in honour of George Bain (1881-1968), the Scottish artist and teacher whose reference book Celtic Art: The Methods of Instruction contributed widely to the revival and continued application of Celtic and Pictish art in the modern world.

Finished Measurements
Width: 8½˝/(21.5 cm)
Length: 50˝/(127 cm)

Tools & Materials
• 3.5 mm/US size 4 (or size needed to obtain gauge) needles for flat knitting
• 750 yds/(686 m) of 4-ply/fingering-weight yarn (sample shown in DyeNinja High Twist Merino Fingering, ‘Smith & Wesson’ [100% superwash merino, 400 yds/(366 m) per 100 g])
• Cable needle
• 4 stitch markers (optional)
• Safety pin or removable stitch marker

Skill Level
Intermediate to advanced. Skills required include:
• tubular cast-on/cast-off (a different cast-on/cast-off can be subsituted, if preferred)
• closed loop cable-knitting
• slipped stitch cabling