Hetta by Susanna IC


August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, unblocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
463 - 845 yards (423 - 773 m)
Shawl: 73" x 22"; Scarf: 73" x 12"
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This pattern should really be called “How to make the most out of two balls of Noro Silk Garden Lite”, but that seemed rather long, so Hetta it is. This is a completely reversible rectangle featuring interestingly textured stitches in combination with some simple cables, and with a few yarn overs thrown in for a fun and quick-to-knit project. Shown here as a long scarf (blue) and as a generously sized shawl (orange), Hetta is easy to customize into just about any size. It can be a short scarf or a giant bed throw; just cast on desired number of pattern repeats and work to preferred length or until your yarn runs out - it’s as easy as that.

I love the brilliant colors of Noro’s Silk Garden Lite, and Hetta could be worked entirely with this beautiful self-striping yarn. However, like many other people, the friend I’ve made the blue scarf for can’t wear mohair directly next to her skin, so I searched for a different yarn that would be a suitable match for the Noro. Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool works perfectly for this – it has similar weight and texture and it’s soft enough to wear right next to sensitive skin. There are a lot of gorgeous colors of Silky Wool out there and a rainbow of amazing Noro colorways, so the color combinations are pretty much endless and choosing just one is really the hardest thing about this project.

September 19, 2017 - the pattern repeat border was corrected in the chart as well as in the written instructions

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