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Solstice Glow kerchief

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Either with the glow of summer or of winter, enjoy this Solstice as our Earth seems to pause at the extreme of its orbit.

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This is a pattern for a kerchief using the Fair Isle knitting technique and worked in the round, from the point up and using a steek. Once the steek is prepared and cut, the top edge is bound off using an i-cord bind off. The steeked edge is finished with a simple crocheted shell motif.

Embroidery and Duplicate stitch embellishments may be added (a few details are given as to how the sample included these accents).

There are a number of long floats and some stranded colourwork knitting experience is helpful, in addition to basic crochet knowledge.

yarn:
Shetland 4ply by, Gathered Sheep Yarns; Fingering; 100% Pure Shetland Wool; 96yds (87.8m)/20g
approximate yarn amounts (to knit a single kerchief):
MC (Vampires Blood) - 16g; 77yds/ 70m
CC1 (Ghoulish Cocktail) - 10g; 48yds/ 44m
CC2 (New Beginnings) - 7g; 34yds/ 31m
CC3 (Dove) - 11g; 53yds/ 48.5m
CC4 (Refreshing) - 6g; 29yds/ 26.5m
needles:
2.75mm (us no 2) DPNs 6in/15cm
3.0mm (us no 2.5) DPNs 6in/15cm
crochet hook:
3.75mm (F)
gauge:
28 sts x 28 rows = 4in/10cm measured over stranded stockinette on larger needles
Some knitters work stranded and single-coloured at different gauges. Change needles, as needed, to keep gauge the same throughout.
If your gauge is different your motif may look slightly different from sample; it is more important to get a gauge that is in proportion to the suggested (ie a factor of 1).
approximate finished size:
17in/43cm (top edge) x 10in/20.5cm (depth)
additional tools:
needle to weave in ends, st markers
You will get a PDF (5MB) file

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