Fell in love with knitting as a young girl, and decades later... there is still so much more to learn, from fancy lace stitches to interesting Japanese knitting techniques. I am particularly smitten ...
Fell in love with knitting as a young girl, and decades later... there is still so much more to learn, from fancy lace stitches to interesting Japanese knitting techniques. I am particularly smitten with traditional lace, texture and colourwork stitches from different cultures, and incorporate those inspirations into my patterns.View all patterns by designer (26) »
Inspired by the stitch pattern "A Bit of Scotland" from the book Knitting Counterpanes, by Mary Walker Phillips, this simple but elegant knit / purl stitch pattern features a five-stitch cable.
The original counterpane is in the collection of the National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh. It featured a 7-stitch cable, flower motif with solid purl flower, large bordering knit/purl blocks, and seed stitch edge borders. Using odd numbers for cables was a traditional knitting technique used in many 19th-century designs. It creates a cable with less tension in the twist than our modern day even stitch cables.
The center cable of the Highland Thistle Scarf has knit/purl flowers (which I fancifully see as thistles) on either side, and all bordered with knit/purl blocks an a slip-stitch edging. A handsome textured scarf to keep one warm when the winds are high and the temperatures low.
Pattern was professionally tech edited by Robin Melanson.
in pattern stitch 31 sts = 5.4" / 32 rows = 3.75"
520 yards of DK weight