1 skein Indigo Moon fingering weight, Monkey socks by Cookie A
Monthly Archives: June 2011
I worked on this shawl while traveling in the UK, and I’m very excited to share it with you all!
Ilkley is a triangular shawl, knit from the bottom up – you start with lots of stitches but start decreasing right away! No casting off hundreds of stitches. Shown in two sizes, a two-colour smaller scarf and a five-colour ombre version in a larger shawl size. The non-lacy stitch pattern is cushy yet airy, and easy to work! Perfect for small amounts of sock yarns or handspuns.
Scarf is 48” / 122cm across the top, 19” / 48cm deep at centre back; shown in silver/burgundy
Shawl is 60” / 152cm across the top, 25” / 64cm deep at centre back; shown in brown/orange/yellow
Fingering weight yarn
370 yds / 334m total for Scarf
575 yds / 525m total for Shawl
Scarf size shown in Handmaiden Casbah (81% superwash merino, 10% nylon, 9% cashmere; 357 yds / 325m per 4 oz / 115g skein)
MC: Smoke, 260 yds / 234m
CC: Burgundy/blue/gold (colourway unknown), 110 yds / 100m
Shawl size shown in Spud & Chloe Fine (80% wool, 20% silk; 248 yds / 227m per 2 oz / 65g skein), 2 skeins of MC and 1 skein of each contrast colour
MC: Dachshund #7803, 400 yds / 365m
CC1: Orangutan #7819, 80 yds / 73m
CC2: Clementine #7802, 60 yds / 55m
CC3: Goldfish #7817, 25 yds / 23m
CC4: Bumble Bee #7811, 10 yds / 9m
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
US 5 / 3.75mm circular needle, 32” / 80cm or longer
split or locking ring stitch markers
18 sts / 36 rows = 4” / 10cm square in Garter Stitch, after blocking
16 sts / 40 rows = 4” / 10cm square in Tweed Check stitch, after blocking
Exact gauge is not critical for this project, though it will affect the amount of yardage required.
3 page PDF pattern with colour photos and abbreviations list. Suitable for an adventurous beginner.
Available through Ravelry, payment through Paypal (no accounts required).
I have a surprise for you! A brand new pattern available for free in Knitty – the Darrin cardigan!
Perfect knitting for the summer since it is knit in a couple easy pieces (that aren’t huge to carry around with you), Darrin is a relaxed, cozy tunic length cardigan with a ribbed belt.
Add Darrin to your faves and queue on Ravelry! Lots more photos there, too.