Weavers Square by Kieran Foley

Weavers Square

May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stranded knitting
US 3 - 3.25 mm
500 - 600 yards (457 - 549 m)
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These two scarves, inspired by the traditional craft of handweaving, combine stranding and simple lace knitting. Both samples were knit on 3.25mm/US3 needles with Brooklyn Tweed Loft, 100% wool, with various amounts of the following 12 colors: cast iron, meteorite, old world, button jar, bale, faded quilt, barn owl, snowbound, cinnabar, long johns, almanac, & tartan. Each full skein contains 275yds/251m.

Weavers Square is close to where I live in Dublin. The nearby areas of Tenters and Blackpitts were historical centers of weaving and tanning - Tenters was named after the practice of stretching woven silk to dry in the fresh air.

The stripe pattern requires approximately 110g/600yds/550m
Dimensions: 44ins/112cm by 12.5in/32cm

The check pattern requires approximately 90g/500yds/450m
Dimensions: 48in/122cm by 7.5in/20cm

Gauge of both approximately 24 sts and 24 rows = 4ins/10cm in stranded knitting.

The patterns are suitable for using up different quantities of various leftover yarns - you can play around with the color changes, experiment with color and tonal combinations and introduce little mistakes in the stranded knitting to create your own woven effects.

Skills required: back and forth stranding, trapping simple lace work. I spliced all yarn ends, however you can weave in ends if you want.

Charted patterns with short written notes and a splicing phototutorial. As the patterns are designed to use up various amounts of leftover yarn, the color distribution is not detailed in the pattern.

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