Cranra by Plays With Fibre


June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch knit flat
US 6 - 4.0 mm
656 - 711 yards (600 - 650 m)
150 x 23 cm / 59 x 9” excluding fringes.
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Cranra (the Irish for a knot in wood/timber) is a rectangular scarf with fringes, and a slipped-stitch motif inspired by wood grain and knots in cut timber.

Cranra is begun by casting on lengthways, and knitting across the width of the scarf. The pattern is worked in single-row garter stitch stripes, with a slipped stitch motif. The yarn is broken after each row. After binding off, the first and last section of stitches are unravelled, and then knotted to form a fringe.

errata, January 2020: there is an error in the instructions for row 10: Instructions should read pattern A row 2, instead of pattern A row 1. A corrected pattern will be sent shortly.

150 x 23 cm / 59 x 9” excluding fringes.

Townhouse Yarns Olla 2 (100% Lambswool; 448 yd/ 410 m per 100g skein, approx fingering / 4 ply weight)
Colour 1: Mustard Seeds, 1 skein.
Colour 2: Smelt, 1 skein.

Yarn used:
colour 1:350 metres / 383 yards,
colour 2: 280 metres / 306 yards.

Thanks to Jenny at Townhouse Yarns for yarn support.

Gauge: 19 sts and 44 rows per 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch, knit flat.

Additional Materials:
Needle: 4mm circular, or size needed to achieve gauge, in your preferred style for knitting wide items.
Stitch markers.

The pattern includes written and charted instructions.

Notes for printing:
My hope is to enable knitters, if working from printed copies, to print only what you need. The pattern purchase includes three files:

  1. Printer-friendly pattern instructions with a concise chart, written instructions, and minimal photographs.
  2. A row-by-row diagram of the stitch motifs, for those who like to tick off each row in their instructions as they progress.
  3. Photo tutorials for the finishing techniques used in the pattern: binding off, unravelling and knotting the fringes.

In case you were wandering, the Irish for ‘knot’, as in a knot in yarn, is ‘snaidhm’, pronounced ‘sneem’ or ‘snyme’, depending on the dialect!

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