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I am a self taught designer with many (many!) years of knitting and crocheting experience. Extremely keen to promote the beautiful island where I am lucky enough to reside and absolutely LOVE all ...

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Carisbrooke scarf

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Carisbrooke scarf
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, Purl, Yarn Over, Knit 2 Together,
  • Slip Slip Knit.

Pattern Description:

This lovely soft and stylish scarf was inspired by the arched portcullis entranceway and crenelated towers of the 800-year-old Carisbrooke Castle that is situated on the beautiful Isle of Wight.

It is worked on straight needles with the lace pattern worked on the right side only and with a simple purl and knit on the reverse and consists of a repeat of three lace panels separated by narrow garter stitch borders. The trellis pattern is repeated on both edges with the archway pattern in the centre.


Not critical for this garment.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished size in yarn stated and after blocking (approx): Length: 177cms (70 inches) Width: 33cms (13 inches)


  • The example shown is knitted in 3ply Demet Wool by Ice Yarns in the shade of Green and required 4x50g skeins (each 165m/180yds)=total used approx (660m/720yds), a small amount was left over.
  • 3.00mm straight needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Large Eyed Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends.

Suggested yarn:

720 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Ice Yarns Demet Wool