Fair Isle Scarf in Blues and Greys by Michael Harrigan

Fair Isle Scarf in Blues and Greys

November 2017
Jamieson's of Shetland Ultra
Light Fingering ?
31 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle
US 3 - 3.25 mm
790 - 810 yards (722 - 741 m)
6.5x72 inches (16.5x183cm)
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I had the opportunity to visit the Shetland Islands this past summer and met Mary Macgregor, a local craftswoman, whose book “Fair Isle Knitting Patterns” provided the inspiration for this design.

Not long after meeting Mary I went to Jamieson’s of Shetland to do some yarn shopping. When I saw their range in Ultra (a Shetland wool/lambswool blend) I decided to buy a selection of greys and blues (with a red thrown in the mix).

This 6.5x72 inches (16.5x183cm) scarf is knit in the round, meaning that it is reversible and doubly thick as well. The ends are closed using a 3-needle bind-off technique.

I used five different colors for this scarf (a total of 11 25-gram balls): two greys, two blues, and a red.