Helen by Susan Crawford


by Susan Crawford
February 2018
Light Fingering ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
2.75 mm (C)
1485 - 1620 yards (1358 - 1481 m)
Scarf - one size; Cowl - one size
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This pattern is one of 27 patterns from The Vintage Shetland Project and is not available as a single pattern. I do not intend to release the patterns individually.

Susan Crawford Fenella 2 ply, 100% British wool (124m/135yds per 25g skein)
5 skeins Roman Plaster - yarn A
1 skein each Limoncello (B), Wheaten (C), Myristica (D), Verdigris (E), Dolly Blue (F), Rannoch (G), Baked Cherry (H)

30 sts & 36 rows to 10cm (4in) over Fair Isle pattern knitted flat and after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 3mm (US 2.5) needles.

Suggested Needles & Notions

2 x 3mm (US 2.5) circular needle - 100cm in length
2.75mm (US C) crochet hook

Stitch markers
waste yarn or stitch holders
Spare needles

Pattern Notes
The scarf is knitted by working Fair Isle panels horizontally, to which stocking stitch strips are then worked onto vertically, picking up the live stitches along the completed Fair Isle panel. Increases and decreases are worked to create a bias strip and then the next Fair Isle panel is worked horizontally off the long edge of the stocking stitch strip just worked. When the last stocking stitch strip has been worked, the remaining long ends are joined together. The scarf is then heavily blocked into shape. The ‘short’ ends of the scarf are encased within the tube once it is joined together with multi-coloured tassels. Alternative instructions are provided for a more simply constructed cowl version of the scarf, which is commenced with a provisional cast on, then joined into the round, a Fair Isle strip is worked then a stocking stitch section with bias shaping knitted afterwards; these 2 sections are repeated a further three times with the final strip joined to the provisional cast on by grafting.

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