Grosvenor by Jade Starmore


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Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Chart B
US 3 - 3.25 mm
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

Was available only as kit directly from Virtual Yarns.

From Virtual Yarns Web site:

As the Leo scarf has proved such a useful all year garment - it spends summer draped over my landing banisters - I decided to design a shorter scarf in a more masculine style. Grosvenor is a name of antiquity meaning ‘Great Hunter’. I have always loved heraldic art and so I created this strong design - a modern classic worthy of the great hunters of long ago. I drew a crowned falcon and a hound supporting two shields, each bearing a powerful but simple emblem - the cross of St George and the fleur de lys of France. For the pattern repeated up the scarf, I drew a larger central fleur de lys, flanked by a tracery of roses. I wanted the colours to be powerful but warm, so for the falcon and hound I used a background of Kittiwake and Solan Goose with Spindrift. For the foreground I used the darker, regal shades of Shearwater, Carrageen, Red Deer and Red Rattle. To bring a good definition between the borders and main pattern, I reversed the foreground and background colours. This versatile design can be worn by men and women, which is fitting, as both sexes followed hawk and hounds with enthusiasm. The scarf even looks good wrapped around a child. It is warm as it is made in the round, forming a double layer of knitting.