Briarpatch by Jane Vanselous


October 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Ribbing
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
110 - 800 yards (101 - 732 m)
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On Glove B, Rnd 21: (K, p, k) x 3, 3/3 LC, (k, p, k) x 2, 3/3 LC, (k, p, k) x 3, k, m1L, (k, p, k) x 3, m1R, k. (49 sts)


Scarf - 6” W x 72” L

Cowl - 22” circumference x 8 1/4” high

Hat - 17”(unstretched) at brim x 9 1/4” to top (adult S/M)

Fingerless gloves - one size (adult)


Expression Fiber Arts Enduring Worsted

Shown in: Old Photographs

(3.5oz, 180yds ea skein)

Amounts used: Scarf, (360 yds), Cowl (180 yds), Hat (150 yds), Fingerless gloves (110 yds)

If not available, any from this category will work.


Scarf: US 8 (5.0 mm)

Cowl: US 8 (5.0 mm)24 “ circular needles

Hat: US 7 (4.5 mm) dpn set; 16” circular may also be used to begin hat (optional)

Fingerless gloves : US 7 (4.5 mm) dpns

Level: Advanced beginner (scarf and cowl) to intermediate (hat and fingerless gloves). Knitter should be familiar with knitting in the round and have some cable experience.

Notes From the Designer, Jane Vanselous:

•For knitters who are looking to expand their skills, I think that cables are a great technique to learn. Simply a way to rearrange the order in which stitches are worked, cables provide a big impact without needing to work any difficult stitches. When the cables are comprised of reversible stitch patterns, very interesting effects may be achieved on both sides of the piece.

•Contains both written and charted directions.

•This unisex pattern provides instructions for 4 pieces: a hat, cowl, scarf and fingerless gloves. Choose one, or make them all. Great for any adult or teen on your gift giving list!

They are all two sided, providing very different looks when you reverse them. I hope you enjoy both knitting and wearing them!

•Watch a video here to learn the German Twisted Long Tail Cast on method used in this pattern set.

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