Strood by Anni Howard


May 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
787 - 820 yards (720 - 750 m)
One size
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The Strood is a causeway that links Mersea Island to mainland Essex. It was constructed in AD 684-702 by the Anglo-Saxons. At especially high tide it is covered by salt water, completely cutting off the island and causing mayhem to all but the most foolhardy of travellers. So we have a central panel with, on one side, the creeks in the muddy salt marsh, and on the other, the fast flowing rising waters. Will you get to the end in time?

Addition to the abbreviations (07.05.2017):
skp slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over

This long scarf uses garter stitch, a striped ridge pattern, beaded lace and the intarsia technique to change colours. It is narrow at one end and wider at the other, meaning it can be worn in a variety of ways.

If you like asymmetric, Strood gives you lots of opportunities to experiment. I’m looking forward to seeing how you all style it.

150cm (59ins) long x 30cm (11¾ins) wide at narrow end and 39cm (15¼ins) across at wider end

You will need approx 66-70 6mm beads.

This design uses Stitchmastery charts