Recently I have been designing and knitting a new scarf, and here it is!
I’ve named it Firth of Forth, as it reminds me of the famous Scottish bridge. It is even a similar colour!
It is surprisingly quick to knit and also very simple.
The pattern is an 8 row repeat, based on dropped stitches. The dropped stitches create airy, lacy gaps between the rows, which makes the knitting grow fast and also creates a light and warm fabric.
It is perfect for early autumn days, when you just need a bit of extra toastiness around your neck in the misty early morning, but don’t want to have to carry around a big scarf when the sun comes out later on.
The yarn is 4ply Jillybean handpainted Bluefaced Leicester and Gotland blend. Gotland wool is a long wool resembling mohair with lustre and softness and Bluefaced Leicester is well known as being the British cashmere. The colour is a subtle variegation of rose, pale pink and deeper red, which adds interest to the pattern without overwhelming it.