Castlemilk by Cecelia Campochiaro


January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
500 - 600 yards (457 - 549 m)
One size, but easy to adjust
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This textured scarf was designed for the beautiful, rustic 2018 Castlemilk Moorit DK yarn by Rachel Atkinson, aka Daughter of a Shepherd. The rare Castlemilk Moorit breed has a naturally cinnamon-colored fleece, and the lofty woolen-spun yarn is perfect for a strongly textured, graphic pattern.

The stitch pattern is a bold maze-like zig-zag. Zig-zag patterns have fascinated me for a long time. They come in many different types, from Missoni-inspired chevrons, twisted-stitch traveling ridges, slip-stitch herringbones, and those made from just knits and purls. This stitch pattern is from that last category, and it is a thick, sculptural pattern that can be described as a traveling welting. Wtih Mayes Redux, I wanted to create the same feeling as the Mayes scarf from Sequence Knitting, but with an easier knitting process. This is not pure sequence knitting, but it’s a close relative.