Inverness by Penny Straker


Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1330 - 1650 yards (1216 - 1509 m)
34-36, 38-40, 42, 44-46
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3/18/2013 This pattern is currently being updated for errata and will be available for download again soon

Inspired by the ancient Aran and Scottish Fleet patterns reflecting mans’ work on the land and on the sea. I pulled together pattern stitches, which had personal meaning, integrating my passion for horses (the Hoofprint), for working the soil (Seed Stitch), for the ocean (Raised Cables which suggest boat lines) and for early New England architecture (King Charles Brocade, which represents the diamond shaped windows albeit of much earlier times).

The intricate pattern stitches of Inverness, knit on # 6 needles, show to best advantage when worked in worsted spun yarns. The shoulders and sleeves are joined with the Knitted Seam Method, making assembly and finishing a relatively easy task. Only the body and sleeve edges need to be sewn together. A knitted piece which requires hours of work and rewards the advanced knitter with a great sense of accomplishment.

Cable & Ribbing (Multiple of 8 + 2 sts)
Rows 1 & 5: K2, *P1, K1b, P1, K1b, P1, K3*. Repeat * to *.
Rows 2, 4 & 6: P3, *K1, P1b, K1, P1b, K1, P3*.
Repeat * to *, end K1, P1b, K1, P1b, K1, P2.
Row 3: K2, *P1, sl next 2 sts to cn,
hold in back, K1b,now* P1, K1b on cn; P1, K3*. Repeat * to *.
Repeat Rows 1 - 6 for pattern.