P3 Cariad - Sample 1
October 13, 2012
October 2015

P3 Cariad - Sample 1

Project info
various places
Neck / TorsoScarf
my personal pleasure
amyKnitty on ravelry
As large as three 100g skeins will go
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Nimu Yarns - Langstrath
Fingering (14 wpi)
3 skeins = 1197.5 yards (1095.0 meters), 300 grams
P3 - Carriad
P3 Carriad
October 2012

Working out what I am doing and sharing notes on the process/materials and methodology as I go along.

Supplied by Nimu The Langstrath base, comprising of SuperWash Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% nylon was a colourway especially dyed for P3 Retreat in October.

We all had one supplied in our Goodie Bag, but realising my sample was going to take a lot more than one skein if I worked it to full size, I swopped two more skeins with very happy campers.

my thought process !!

I charted out a lovely Staghorn stitch from The Knitting Stitch Bible by Maria Parry-Jones.

I commenced knitting this, and the stitch definition and colour was perfect. It was too symmetrical though and I really wanted to get away from this, so added a few moss stitches on the left hand, which seemed a little “sad” !!

Not wanting to unpick the work I had already done on the sample, but loving what I was doing, I decided to cast on a basic edging, knit to the length I had knitted on the sample and then start working them together. If I didn’t like the experiment, then I only had to take it back a couple of rows.

I chose the Shoreline Edging from 150 Trims and Edgings by Lisa Stanfield.


Just difficult enough to add interest, but easy enough, if I used a method of following the rows without losing my place, to provide an absorbing project.

I am finding that knitting it is really interesting and absorbing.

Because of the unexpected changes at the edge of the moss stitch, I have to concentrate, so it is becoming what I classify as “mindful” knitting.

But then I realised that it was going to be not a particularly stylish scarf to wear. Then on Facebook I found this pictorial instruction, which I have uploaded here for reference.

It reminded me of a Celtic Knot, so is therefore probably the way I will choose to wear this, when completed as it is going to be long and skinny.

Unfortunately I do not have an attribution for this, so if someone knows who designed it, I would love to thank them.

Central Motif - Staghorn Stitch

Knit over 31 Stitches x 6 rows

Row 1: K-tbl, P1 4 times, k4, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, k4, P1, k-tbl 3 times, P1.
Row 2: P 31 times.
Row 3: K-tbl, P1 4 times, k2, 2/2 RC, P4, 2/2 LC, k2, P1, k-tbl twice, k1, k-tbl, k1.
Row 4: P 31 times.
Row 5: K-tbl, P1 4 times, 2/2 RC, P6, k2, 2/2 LC, P1, k-tbl twice, k1, k-tbl, k1.
Row 6: P 31 times.

2/2 LC
Slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in front; k2; k2 from cable needle.

2/2 RC
Slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in back; k2; k2 from cable needle.

Shoreline Edging down left side
worked at the same time as the main piece

Ssk2po – slip 2st one at a time knitwise, insert left-hand needle in the front of these st, K2 tog, slip resulting st onto left hand needle slip next st over it then slip it back onto right hand needle Cast on 14 sts.

1st row: (RS) Slip 1, K4, yo,K5, yo K2 tog, yo, K2 (16st)
2nd and WS rows: K2, p remaining stitches
3rd row: Sl 1, K5, ssk2po, K2, yo, K2 tog twice, K1 (14 st)
5th row: Sl 1, K4, K2 tog, K2, yo, K2 tog twice, K1 (13 st)
7th row: Sl 1, K3, K2 tog K2, yo, K2 tog twice, K1 (12 st).
9th Row: Sl 1, K2, K2 tog, K2, yo, K2 tog twice, K1 (11 st)
11th row: Sl 1, K1, K2 tog, K2, yo, K1, yo, K2 tog, yo, K2 (12 st)
13th row: Sl1, K4, yo, K3, yo, K2 tog, yo, K2 (14 st)
14th Row: as 2nd row. Repeat 1st – 14th row, ending with 1st pattern row.

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October 13, 2012
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  • Project created: October 14, 2012
  • Updated: October 22, 2015
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