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Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Kinnikinnick

When our house was built, in the 1840's, these northern Illinois woods were still inhabited by peaceable native families - hunters and gatherers mainly, and if one (me!) is particularly lucky, their arrowheads may yet (just this past summer) be found along the banks of our beautiful Kinnikinnick creek..

This scarf is the first in a collection of knitted accessories which celebrates our gentle and nature-loving predecessors ...

Arrowheads form a basketweave pattern in a gansey-style scarf ...

... with angled ends and optional tassel and crochet trim

Finished Size: 9" wide by 80" long

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply yarn (246 yd / 225 m per 50 gm) in Eden (100% merino), Angelic (75% merino 25% angora), Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere) or Brigadoon (100% merino tweed):

3 50-gm skeins. Substitute any fingering or light sport weight yarn.

Needles: Size 4 / 3.5 mm needles.

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, size D / 3.25 mm crochet hook for optional trim

Gauge: 21-22 sts and 36-37 rows = 4" / 10 cm in pattern stitch.

Skills used: Increases, decreases, chart reading;
for trim: tassels, crochet chain, slip stitch, single crochet.

A pair of (striped in 2-colors) and a (stranded in 2 colors) complete the collection.

Knit Kinnikinnick scarf