Alison Crowther-Smith

‘Gathering Scarf’

Gathering KSH in Trance close-up 1


This is a pretty and fairly simple design, which I assess as being easy to intermediate in terms of difficulty.

One of its great beauties is that it only takes 1 ball of Kidsilk Haze and about 150 beads though you can easily make it wider.  Three balls and adding to (but not tripling) the width would make you a fabulous evening throw.

Another of its charms is that being knitted on large needles – 6.5mm – it knits very fast.  Once mastered, this will be a weekend project for many and not more than a week of pleasant evening work for most.

Finally, because ideally charms, like wishes, should rock up in threes, it is easily mastered and consists of only 4 pattern repeat rows, 2 of which are basically resting rows.

You will need:

  • 6.5mm needles
  • 1 ball of Rowan Kidsilk Haze
  • about 150 beads, size 6

Skills used:

  • casting on with the lace method
  • knitting and purling
  • knitting in beads (easy and fully explained)

Note:  this design first appeared in my book ‘Little Luxury Knits’ now out of print, so if you have that book, you have this pattern.

Cost: £4

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